Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been charged with a sex crime in a fall from grace for the ages. Cuomo has been disgraced, he resigned, and now may spend a year in jail and have to register as a sex offender.
Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman for New York State courts said: “A Misdemeanor Complaint against former Governor Andrew Cuomo has been filed in Albany City Court. As this is a sex crime, a redacted complaint will be available shortly.”
Albany County District Attorney David Soares opened a criminal investigation of Cuomo, 63, on Aug. 3. Cuomo may face more than this charge as there are currently open investigations into him in other districts.
He was accused in a report by Attorney General Letitia James of sexually harassing 11 women, including nine current or former state workers.
Mariann Wang, an attorney for Cuomo accusers Alyssa McGrath and Virginia Limmiatis said:
“My clients are enormously grateful for the courage of the women who have come forward to speak the truth about Cuomo’s misconduct.
“Cuomo is being held to account as he should be, including by being forced to answer a criminal charge. We hope that all men who abuse their power by abusing women will see this and understand that there will be real consequences to their profoundly damaging behavior.”
The New York Post reported,
It’s unclear when the former governor will be arrested, booked and arraigned but a source briefed on the matter told The Post the arrest would likely take place next week.
If convicted as charged, Cuomo would have to register as a sex offender and a judge would decide on his likely risk of committing another sex crime.
If he were deemed to pose a moderate or high risk to the community, his photograph, name, address and other information would be posted online.
From The Daily Mail:
Ousted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been charged with forcible touching, two months after being pushed out of office by New York AG Attorney General Letitia James, the woman now campaigning for his job.
The charges were filed on Thursday in Albany City Court, before sheriffs had received the permission of the victim – Brittany Commisso – to do so.
The Albany County Criminal Court issued a criminal summons for former governor Andrew Cuomo in connection with charges of “forcible touching,” a Class A misdemeanor, a court clerk told New York Focus.
NEW: FORMER NEW YORK GOV. ANDREW CUOMO HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH A MISDEMEANOR COMPLAINT IN ALBANY CITY COURT FOR A SEX-CRIME RELATED CHARGE, A SPOKESPERSON FOR NEW YORK STATE COURTS TELLS NBC NEWS. DETAILS ON THE ALLEGATION TO COME… REPORTED W/ @JONATHAN4NY — TOM WINTER (@TOM_WINTER) OCTOBER 28, 2021
Statement from Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman for New York State courts: "A Misdemeanor Complaint against former Governor Andrew Cuomo has been filed in Albany City Court. As this is a sex crime, a redacted complaint will be available shortly."— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) October 28, 2021
BREAKING: Andrew Cuomo expected to be arrested next week and charged with the alleged groping of a former aide https://t.co/ODphfxWkXR— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 28, 2021