Andrew Cuomo charged with misdemeanor sex crime

If convicted of the crime, Cuomo could spend up to one year in jail, with a fine of up to $1,000
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was charged in Albany City Court Thursday for a misdemeanor sex crime. 

According to local news station WNBC, the criminal charge stems from an allegation that Cuomo groped a woman at the Governor's mansion on Dec. 7, 2020.

"At the aforesaid date time and location the defendant Andrew M. Cuomo did intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly place his hand under the blouse shirt of the victim [redacted] and into her intimate body part. Specifically, the victims (sic) left breast for the purposes of degrading and gratifying his sexual desires, all contrary to the provisions of the statute in such cases made and provided," the criminal complaint reads. 

Cumo resigned in August following the release of New York Attorney General Letitia James' investigation report which accused Cuomo of engaging in a pattern of sexual harassment. 

The former Democratic governor has continually denied any wrongdoing. 

If convicted of the crime, Cuomo could spend up to one year in jail, with a fine of up to $1,000.