Lawyers for Attorney General try to block testimony against him

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill are trying to block two women from testifying about previous sexual misconduct allegations as he faces claims that he drunkenly groped four women at a bar last year.

The state’s attorney disciplinary commission wants the women to testify about Hill’s actions when he was the Elkhart County prosecutor before becoming attorney general in 2017. The Journal Gazette reports one woman could testify about Hill’s “inappropriate sexual innuendo and propositions directed to her.”

Hill’s lawyers argue in legal filings that such testimony about unrelated events shouldn’t be allowed in next week’s professional misconduct hearing against Hill. The hearing could lead to actions ranging from reprimands to him being disbarred.

The four women accused Hill of touching their backs or buttocks during a party.

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