Nassau County won’t charge Andrew Cuomo for sexual misconduct

Nassau County won’t charge Andrew Cuomo for sexual misconduct
Andrew Cuomo in 2014, Diana Robinson/Wikimedia Commons

The Nassau County District Attorney’s office will not charge former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for an incident involving alleged sexual misconduct, the acting district attorney confirmed to CNN.

“Our exhaustive investigation found the allegations credible, deeply troubling, but not criminal under New York law,” outgoing Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith said. “It is important to note that our investigation was limited to alleged conduct at Belmont Racetrack, and prosecutors in other jurisdictions continue to review other allegations of misconduct by Mr. Cuomo.”

The incident allegedly took place in 2019 at the Belmont Racetrack in Long Island.

Independent investigators hired by New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office released a lengthy report on August 3 that detailed the allegations of 11 women, current and former state employees, and found that Cuomo engaged in “unwelcome and nonconsensual touching,” among other allegations.

Nassau County investigators focused on one allegation detailed in the report by an unnamed female state trooper, who was part of the then-governor’s protective detail and alleged that at an event in Long Island in September 2019, Cuomo “ran the palm of his left hand across her stomach” from her belly button toward her right hip where she kept her gun.

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