New Jersey prosecutor: No charges in sexual assault case

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey prosecutor’s office says it won’t charge a former state official accused of sexual assault by another worker in Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration, citing “a lack of credible evidence.”

The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office said Wednesday that after reviewing the case against Albert Alvarez that it would not be filing charges.

Katie Brennan accused Alvarez of sexually assaulting her in 2017 when they were both working to get Murphy elected.

Alvarez has denied wrongdoing.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault, but Brennan came forward publicly. She told her story to the Wall Street Journal in October after saying she tried unsatisfactorily for months to get the Murphy administration to act.

The administration’s handling of the case led to a legislative probe.

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