Special prosecutor to examine allegations against Ind. AG Curtis Hill
(ASSOCIATED PRESS) -- A special prosecutor will help investigate allegations that Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers.
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry's office filed a motion on Tuesday asking a judge to appoint a special prosecutor who would review Inspector General Lori Torres' eventual findings on the allegations against Hill.
A judge approved the request on Tuesday, but has not yet appointed a special prosecutor.
Curry says that prosecutor will review Torres' findings and determine whether Hill will face any criminal charges.
An internal legislative memo leaked to media outlets says a lawmaker and three legislative staffers allege Hill drunkenly groped the four women during a March party in Indianapolis.
Hill has denied the allegations and called them "vicious and false." He's rebuffed calls to resign.
U.S. Senate candidate Mike Braun has become the latest Republican to call for Hill to resign. Braun called the allegations "troubling and serious" in a Tuesday statement that said he supports Gov. Eric Holcomb and state legislative leaders calling for Hill to step down.
Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly urged Hill to resign last week, calling his alleged actions "outrageous conduct."
Donnelly is facing Braun in what's expected to be one of the nation's most competitive Senate races.
Hill rejected calls on Monday for him to resign, saying he's been unfairly denied "due process."
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