Former New York governor Andrew Cuomo has been charged with a misdemeanour relating to an alleged sex offence.
Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman for the New York state courts, said a misdemeanour complaint has been filed against Cuomo in the state capital Albany.
“As this is a sex crime, a redacted complaint will be available shortly,” he added in an emailed statement.
Cuomo’s spokespeople were not immediately reachable for comment, but the former New York governor has denied any wrongdoing.
The 63-year-old resigned as governor in August after 10-and-a-half years in office.
His departure came after an inquiry found that Cuomo had sexually harassed 11 women.
New York Attorney General Letitia James said a five-month independent investigation concluded that Cuomo had engaged in conduct that violated federal and state laws.