Cuomo to Appear in Court on November 17 Over Sex Crime Charges

© AFP 2022 / CARLO ALLEGRIIn this file photo New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at an event amid at the coronavirus pandemic in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, March 26, 2021. - Embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation on August 10, 2021 after 11 women accused him of sexual harassment. "I think that given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to government," Cuomo said in a live address."My resignation will be effective in 14 days."
In this file photo New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at an event amid at the coronavirus pandemic in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, March 26, 2021. - Embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation on August 10, 2021 after 11 women accused him of sexual harassment. I think that given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to government, Cuomo said in a live address.My resignation will be effective in 14 days.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 29.10.2021
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to appear in court on November 17 after he was charged with a misdemeanor sex offense, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple told reporters on Friday.
On Thursday, a New York court charged Cuomo with a sex crime over allegations that he forcibly touched a former aide in last year.
"Mr. Cuomo is scheduled to appear November 17 in Albany City Court at which time he will be processed and assumingly released," Apple said.
According to a copy of the misdemeanor complaint, Cuomo is accused of forcibly placing his hand under the blouse shirt of the victim on December 7, 2020. The name of the victim is redacted in the complaint, but she is reportedly the former executive assistant to the governor, Brittany Commisso.
FILE PHOTO: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a ground breaking ceremony at the Bay Park Water Reclamation Facility in East Rockaway, New York, U.S., April 22, 2021. Spencer Platt/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo - Sputnik International, 1920, 09.08.2021
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Cuomo resigned after an investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James found him to have harassed nearly a dozen colleagues. Kathy Hochul, a longtime lieutenant governor, took over from Cuomo.
On Friday, Letitia James officially announced that she is running for governor.
Cuomo also faced a parallel ethics scandal over allegations his administration manipulated data on COVID-19 deaths to downplay a surge in fatalities following his order for senior care facilities to admit patients infected with the coronavirus.
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