Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.
Authorities in Maryland on Friday said they were ready, the implementation of a state-level criminal investigation into sexual assault allegations against judge Brett Kavanaugh — provided that a victim comes forward.
The disclosure of the Montgomery County police chief J. Thomas Manger and Montgomery County State’s attorney John McCarthy came Friday, the same day that President Trump ordered the FBI to conduct a limited “add-on” examination.
But manger and McCarthy noted that the prosecution was unlikely, that in Maryland, because the authorities would have to apply the law at the time of the offense, not the law that exists now, Baltimore’s FOX 45 News reported.
Montgomery police, state attorney react to call Kavanaugh sex assault probe: https://t.co/O1fC6AxPQe
— FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) on September 29, 2018
“For example, in 1982, assault, and attempted rape, both offenses were wrote and are subject to a one-year limitation period,” she said.
But she added: “The Montgomery County Police Department and the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office stand ready, in order to determine whether a sexual assault allegation from any victims, where the incident occurred in our jurisdiction.”
You will find police and Prosecutor response to the Montgomery County Delegation of the initiative was to open a criminal investigation of sexual assault allegations against judge Kavanaugh Board here: https://t.co/YB5xHK5VEQ
— Montgomery Co police (@mcpnews) September 28, 2018
She said, a victim would have reported a complaint to trigger an investigation, the Baltimore Sun.
“So far there have been no criminal reports filed with the Montgomery County Department of police, which would lead to Assess the initiation of a criminal investigation in connection Kavanaugh,” she wrote.
“So far there have been no criminal reports filed with the Montgomery County Department of police, which would lead to the initiation of a criminal Kavanaugh to the Judge the legal investigation in the relation.”
– Joint statement from Montgomery County (Md.) The police and the state attorney’s Office
Earlier this week, a group of Maryland lawmakers, all Democrats, called to fill the state to conduct its own criminal investigation into decades-old sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick, the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by the retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.
In their letter Tuesday, the Democrats, you are you write said to be “an expression of our concern about the need for a investigation of recent high-profile allegations of sexual assault in our County. … We believe, to investigate the local police has the authority, allegations of crimes without need for a formal complaint, and we believe further, third parties have standing to make such complaints.”
Kavanaugh was attacked accused of Christine Blasey Ford sexually, you are at a party in Montgomery County in the early 1980s.
Kavanaugh and Ford both said at a Senate hearing on Thursday, where he denied the allegations. He faces several accusations of sexual misconduct while in high school.
Trump and the Republicans have repeatedly destroy secured Kavanaugh and blame Democrats for the job, a “wonderful man”.