The Latest: Special prosecutor to help in Indiana AG probe

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jul. 10, 2018 at 2:21 p.m.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into allegations that for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill drunkenly groped three women (all times local):

4:10 p.m.

A special prosecutor will help Indiana's government watchdog investigate allegations that state Attorney General Curtis Hill drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers.

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry's office filed a motion 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 that request 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 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.


12:27 p.m.

U.S. Senate candidate Mike Braun has become the latest Republican to call for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill to resign amid allegations he drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers.

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 Thursday, 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, a Republican, has denied allegations he groped four women during a March party in Indianapolis following the end of the legislative session.

He rejected calls Monday for him to resign, saying he's been unfairly denied "due process."

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