September 27, 2020

Indiana Attorney General steps down temporarily following groping accusations

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has been forced to temporarily step down from his position after the state’s Supreme Court suspended his license to practice law for 30 days.

The court ruled on Monday that the state’s attorney disciplinary commission “proved by clear and convincing evidence that [Hill] committed the criminal act of battery,” and ordered his license will be suspended until June 17.

Hill, a Republican, has gained national attention during his tenure as Attorney General for his outspoken pro-life stance.

Democratic state Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon testified that Hill had groped her during a party celebrating the end of the 2018 legislative session. Three of Hill’s female staffers corroborated the accusations, saying that they had witnessed similar actions during the event.

Hill denied the allegations at the time, saying that he had “absolutely not” groped Reardon, but had touched her back while leaning in to listen to a conversation.

Chief Deputy Aaron Negangard will take over legal operations until Hill’s license is reinstated.

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