Westchester County will not prosecute former Governor Andrew Cuomo for alleged unwanted kisses

MINEOLA, Long Island – Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah has declined to prosecute criminal charges against former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for allegedly having an unwanted kiss.

While her investigators found “credible evidence” of the alleged conduct that occurred, Rocah said it fell outside the statute of limitations.

Rocah’s investigation, which began after the release of the New York Attorney General’s report on Cuomo, looked into allegations made by a state trooper about Cuomo’s security details and that of a woman identified is having an unwanted kiss at a school event.

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Rocah is the second prosecutor in recent weeks to refuse to prosecute Cuomo based on statute of limitations, after Nassau County. announced the same thing last week.

The allegations are described as follows:

1-A woman, identified as Soldier 1 in the Attorney General’s Report, alleges that, when Cuomo was Governor and Soldier 1 was his member and was on duty at his home We were at Mount Kisco, she asked the Governor if he needed anything. and he responded by asking her if he could kiss her. She added that she was concerned about the ramifications of denying the Governor’s request and so she said “definitely.” The Governor then kissed her on the cheek and, as pointed out in the Attorney General’s report, “said something that worked,” oh, I’m not allowed to do that “or” unless That’s against the rules. “

2-A second woman reported (publicly and to investigators) that Cuomo grabbed her arm, pulled her towards him, and kissed her on the cheek without asking permission to greet her. asked so while the two were attending an event at White Plains High School.

“We continue to recognize the bravery of the women and witnesses who cooperated with law enforcement, and we remain committed to supporting them and all survivors,” Rocha said. “As in all cases of alleged misconduct, my office will investigate such complaints regardless of the location or status of the accusers or defendants.

The US Department of Justice is conducting a civil investigation into the allegations, and other New York district attorneys are investigating the claims in their individual jurisdictions.

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