Prosecution Declined For Assistant US Attorney Who Exposed Genitals, Forced Someone To Touch Them, Then Lied About It

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Prosecution Declined For Assistant US Attorney Who Exposed Genitals, Forced Someone To Touch Them, Then Lied About It

Trevor Schakohl on September 12, 2022

Prosecutors declined to criminally charge an Assistant U.S. Attorney found to have “lacked candor” about publicly exposing their genitals and sexually assaulting a civilian on a date.

The DOJ Inspector General’s Office announced Monday that its investigation had determined the unnamed Assistant U.S. Attorney exposed their genitals in a public place and forced the civilian to touch them, violating state law and federal off-duty conduct rules. The attorney was found to have “lacked candor in discussing this incident” with the office, but criminal prosecution was declined, it said.

The Inspector General’s Office said it sent the Executive Office for the United States Attorneys and DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility its report on the matter for appropriate action. Assistant U.S. attorneys work in the offices of U.S. Attorneys, who prosecute federal crimes.

“Unless otherwise noted, the OIG applies the preponderance of the evidence standard in determining whether Department of Justice personnel have committed misconduct,” the Inspector General’s Office added.

Online denizens questioned why the Assistant U.S. Attorney wasn’t charged.

Washington Free Beacon investigative reporter Chuck Ross tweeted, “The prosecutor appears to still have a job.”

The OIG declined to comment to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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