BREAKING NEWS: Obama Official (Tom Frieden) Arrested And Charged With Sexual Abuse

edited August 2018 in General
Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, who ran the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for eight years under President Obama, was arrested in Brooklyn on Friday morning on a sex abuse charge after an incident in October 2017, the police said.

A 55-year-old woman came forward to the police in July and said that Dr. Frieden, described by the authorities as an acquaintance, grabbed her buttocks against her will nine months earlier, on Oct. 20, at his residence on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights, the police said.

Dr. Frieden, who was taken into custody at the 77th Precinct in Crown Heights, was expected to appear before a judge in Kings County Criminal Court later on Friday. He was also charged with forcible touching and harassment, the police said.

Dr. Frieden, 57, stepped down from the agency in January 2017 and went on to run a health initiative that focuses on heart health and epidemic preparedness. Dr. Frieden had served as New York City’s health commissioner from 2002 to 2009 under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.


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