FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A judge in Frankfort has given a woman 30
days to argue why a file detailing sex abuse allegations she made
against Sen. President David Williams in 2002 should not be
The allegations were investigated at the time by the attorney
general's office, which found no grounds to conduct a criminal
investigation. Williams has denied the allegations.
The Courier-Journal cited the Kentucky Open Records Act when it
requested the attorney general's file on the case involving
Williams, who is now the Republican nominee for governor. The woman
objected to the release.
During a hearing Monday, Judge Thomas Wingate gave the woman's
attorney and the attorney general's office 30 days to file
arguments on their positions in the case. Meanwhile, he ordered
that the file stay sealed.
The woman sent two letters in 2002 while serving time for theft
and bail-jumping to then-Gov. Paul Patton alleging that Williams
"did not properly represent me" in criminal cases because he
wanted sexual favors as payment.
The governor's office sent the matter to the attorney general's
office, which determined a criminal investigation wasn't warranted
and sent it on to the Kentucky Bar Association.
Information from: The Courier-Journal,
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