Report: Florida senator likely touched woman inappropriately

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By: Associated Press
December 19, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- An investigation into Senator Jack Latvala finds a complaint he inappropriately touched a woman on several occasions is likely true.

The complaint was filed by Rachel Perrin Rogers, a top aide to Senate Majority Leader Wilton Simpson. She said Latvala inappropriately touched her in an elevator, at a private club and on other occasions.

The report released Tuesday also includes several other witness accounts of sexual misconduct by Latvala, a Republican who is running for governor.

The former federal judge who conducted the investigation for the Senate recommended Latvala be sanctioned. The report will be taken up by the Senate Rules Committee on Jan. 11.

Latvala has said he has been known to tell some women they look "hot" but that he's never touched anyone against their will.

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