Handling of sex assault claim in state government questioned

2018-10-15 19:01

A New Jersey state employee says she was sexually assaulted by a man who went on to work in Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy's administration and tried for a year to get authorities to take action but with no result.

Katie Brennan tells The Wall Street Journal she wants to see changes in how such allegations are handled in the state.

The Associated Press does not identify people alleging sexual assault without their consent. Brennan came forward publicly in the Journal interview on Sunday.

She says she was sexually assaulted in April 2017 by Murphy campaign staffer Albert Alvarez and went to the hospital and Hudson County authorities.

No charges were filed. Alvarez's attorney John Hogan told the newspaper he denies wrongdoing.

Alvarez left the state's Schools Development Authority October 2. Brennan works at the state's housing agency.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    us  |  sexual assault

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.