Justice has come calling for former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was charged Thursday with a misdemeanor sex crime complaint and, if found guilty, could land the disgraced Democrat on a sex offender registry.
The complaint filed in Albany City Court alleges that Cuomo, 63, “did intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly place his hand under the blouse shirt of the victim…and onto her intimate body part,” according to the New York Post.
“Specifically, the victims [sic] left breast for the purposes of degrading and satisfying his sexual desire,” it adds.
The incident allegedly took place on the afternoon of Dec. 7 on the second floor of Albany’s Executive Mansion, the governor’s official residence, the Post reported.
The name of the alleged victim was redacted from the complaint but the allegations line up with those made by former Cuomo aide Brittany Commisso, 33.
The bombshell development comes roughly two months after Cuomo resigned from office in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment brought against him by 11 women who worked for him.
Mariann Wang, an attorney for Cuomo accusers Alyssa McGrath and Virginia Limmiatis celebrated the news in a statement Thursday, reported Fox News.
“My clients are enormously grateful for the courage of the women who have come forward to speak the truth about Cuomo’s misconduct,” Wang said.
“Cuomo is being held to account as he should be, including by being forced to answer a criminal charge,” she said.
Cuomo could be arrested, booked and arraigned as early as next week, a source told The Post. If convicted as charged, Cuomo would have to register as a sex offender and a judge would decide on his likely risk of committing another sex crime.
If he were deemed to pose a moderate or high risk to the community, The Post reported, his photograph, name, address and other information would be posted online.