Reports are flying all over the place right now that former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has finally been charged in the sexual abuse investigation that has been ongoing for months.
It is not quite what we had hoped for, but it will have to do, considering we never really thought he would be charged with anything.
Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman for the state court system, has confirmed that a formal complaint has been filed in the Albany City Court against Andrew Cuomo.
According to the complaint, Cuomo is being charged with an act of forcible touching at his residence on December 7, 2020.
The complaint states;
“At the aforesaid date time and location the defendant Andrew M. Cuomo did intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly place his hand under the blouse shirt of the victim [redacted] and into her intimate body part.
“Specifically, the victims (sic) left breast for the purposes of degrading and gratifying his sexual desires, all contrary to the provisions of the statute in such case made and provided.”
State Attorney General Letitia James has already taken a victory lap.
After the charges were filed, she stated, “from the moment my office received the referral to investigate allegations that former Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, we proceeded without fear or favor.
“The criminal charges brought today against Mr. Cuomo for forcible touching further validate the findings in our report.”
Forcible touching is considered a Class A misdemeanor under New York law and carries a sentence of up to one year in jail.
In the state of New York, most convicted sex offenders are also required to register as such with a Class D or E felony resulting in the failure to do so.
Source: NBC New York