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Indiana Democratic lawmaker accuses GOP Attorney General of groping her in bar

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A Democratic Party lawmaker in Indiana publicly accused the Republican Attorney General of her state of drunkenly, WCPO reported Saturday.

Democratic state Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon said she is “a victim of sexual battery, perpetrated by Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill.”

Hill was investigated by leaders of the Indiana General Assembly for drunkenly Rep. Candelaria Reardon and three additional women at an Indianapolis bar. The Indy Star on Monday published the confidential memorandum on the investigation’s finding that was prepared by the Taft Stettinius & Hollister law firm.

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Since the report was published, Republican Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, GOP Senate leader David Long and Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma have all urged Hill to resign.

“Four women had the courage to step forward to report sexual harassment by the Indiana attorney general,” Gov. Holcomb said in a Thursday night statement. “The findings of the recent legislative report are disturbing and, at a minimum, show a violation of the state’s zero tolerance sexual harassment policy.”

Democratic Rep. Ed DeLaney, an attorney, suggested impeachment may be necessary.

“I think there is an adequate basis and the law provides for that,” DeLaney said. “I think he has no choice but to resign. But that doesn’t mean he will take that choice.”

Hill refused the calls to resign in a Friday statement.

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“I am not resigning. The allegations against me are vicious and false,” Hill claimed. “At no time did I ever grab or touch anyone inappropriately.”

On Friday, Rep. Candelaria Reardon came forward and published her account of Hill’s “deviant conduct” in a local newspaper.

“In the early hours of March 15, as is the tradition, lawmakers, staff and others engaged in the legislative process, gathered to mark the end of the legislative session,” she recounted. “As we were exchanging pleasantries, Curtis Hill leaned toward me as if he could not hear me and placed his hand on my back and slid his hand down to my buttocks and grabbed it. I said ‘back off,’ and walked away, as the staffer with me stood shocked.”

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“Later in the evening, I was standing with a group of people, and he approached the group. Hill came up behind me and put his hand on my back again and said, ‘That skin. That back.’ I recoiled away before he could touch my buttocks again,” she added.

A second victim also came forward on Friday, with Gabrielle McLemore, the Indiana Senate Democrats’ communications director, giving her account in an Associated Press interview.

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McLemore said she was cornered by Hill at the party.

“Do you know who I am?” he asked.

The attorney general then allegedly proceeded to massage McLemore, until her intern intervened by inventing an excuse to go to the bathroom.

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