Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was charged today with a misdemeanor sex crime. The complaint alleges that he forcibly touched a woman last December in the governor’s Executive Mansion in Albany. Details of the complaint were detailed in a report issued by state Attorney General Letitia James.

The filing of the complaint in Albany City Court comes two months after Cuomo resigned in disgrace. His resignation came after nearly a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment.

The city court has issued a summons for the former three-term Democratic governor to appear on the afternoon of November 17. The news was announced in a press release issued by Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple Sr., whose investigator signed the criminal complaint.

The complaint says that Cuomo intentionally, “and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly place his hand under the blouse shirt of the victim …. and onto her intimate body part. Specifically, the [victim’s] left breast for the purposes of degrading and gratifying his sexual desires.”

Forcible touching is a Class A misdemeanor. If convicted, Cuomo faces a sentenced of up to a year in prison and up to three years of probation.

The victim’s name wasn’t included in a copy of the complaint that released by a spokesman for the New York state courts system. But Apple has previously said he was investigating a complaint made in August by a female who worked for Cuomo. Her title was identified as Executive Assistant #1.

A former Cuomo assistant named Brittany Commisso has come forward to publicly identify herself in media interviews. She has stated that she’s the employee who told Apple’s investigators that her former boss manhandled her and grabbed her breast in the Executive Mansion.

Apple said in a statement that his investigator went to court to “determine the most appropriate legal pathway moving for on the investigation” into the former governor. The sheriff added that his investigators “have determined that there was enough probable cause to present evidence to the court.”

But Albany County District Attorney David Soares, whose office is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases, said in a statement he had been unaware of Apple’s plans to lodge the complaint. “Like the rest of the public, we were surprised to learn today that a criminal complaint was filed in Albany City Court by the Albany County Sheriff’s Office against Andrew Cuomo,” Soares, who’s among at least five New York district attorneys whose have investigated possible crimes by Cuomo against women, added.

Cuomo’s lawyer, Rita Glavin, said in a written statement, “Governor Cuomo has never assaulted anyone, and Sheriff Apple’s motives here are patently improper. Sheriff Apple didn’t even tell the District Attorney what he was doing,” Glavin said.

In the report issued by James in August, investigators found that Cuomo had sexually harassed at least 11 current and former employees. The report concluded he touched women without their consent and made inappropriate comments toward numerous women. The Attorney General added that Cuomo broke state and federal laws with his conduct.

Cuomo has strongly denied some allegations in the Attorney General’s report. He has also said that other claims about his behavior either mischaracterized or misinterpreted what he did.

Cuomo avoided possible impeachment by resigning. He was succeeded by Gov. Kathy Hochul, who had served as his lieutenant governor.

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