Montgomery County, Maryland, Police not investigating Kavanaugh allegations

September 17, 2018

Police in Montgomery County, Maryland are not investigating attempted sexual assault allegations lodged against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, a police spokeswoman confirmed Monday.

“We don’t open an investigation unless a victim files a complaint with us and so far the alleged victim in this case has not done so,” said Elsa Rand, a County Police spokeswoman told The Washington Times.

Christine Blasey Ford said she was at a party in Montgomery County, Maryland, with Judge Kavanaugh in the 1980s. She said Judge Kavanaugh, who was then a 17-year-old student, climbed on her and tried to forcefully undress her. Ms. Blasey, who was also a teenager at the time, said she ran out of the house when she escaped his grasp.

Montgomery County has a countywide police force rather than each municipality having independent investigators.

Also on Monday, a spokesman for the Montgomery County State’s Attorneys Office said no charges have been filed as a result of the accusations. The spokesman Ramon Korionoff referred all follow-up questions to the county police.

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