Former NY governor Andrew Cuomo faces a misdemeanor sex charge

A misdemeanor criminal complaint of forcible touching has been filed against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who faces allegations he forcibly touched a female staff member.

This is the only criminal charge against Cuomo since he resigned under pressure in August, facing allegations of sexual harassment involving 11 women.

The Albany County Sheriff’s Department opened a probe in September and the complaint was filed Thursday by Amy Kowalski, one of the department’s investigators.

The complaint, viewed by NPR, accuses Cuomo of forcibly touching “the genitals or other intimate parts” of an individual at the governor’s mansion in December of last year.

One of Cuomo’s former staffers publicly accused Cuomo of touching her under her shirt during a work-related visit.

Filing of the complaint was confirmed by Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman for the New York State court system.

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