By Trevor Schakohl
Daily Caller News Foundation
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.
“criminal prosecution declined”????
— KrankyShortKid (@KowalskisKid) September 12, 2022
Wait wait wait…. An Assistant US Attorney was found to have committed sexual assault by an internal investigation, yet no criminal charges were filed?!? https://t.co/JUYW6xXgnq
— Jose (@palenciaj) September 12, 2022
Washington Free Beacon investigative reporter Chuck Ross tweeted, “The prosecutor appears to still have a job.”
The DOJ inspector general found an assistant US attorney exposed his or her genitals on a date and committed sexual assault.
“Criminal prosecution…was declined.”
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) September 12, 2022
The DOJ’s Office of Public Affairs did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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