Report: Ex-state Senate employee engaged in sex misconduct

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An investigation by the California Senate concludes a former chief of staff engaged in “sexually inappropriate” conduct while employed by the chamber.

Findings released Thursday say Adam Keigwin likely exposed himself to and sexually touched an unnamed former female subordinate while drunk at social events.

The investigation doesn’t say when the incidents occurred but that the woman worked for the Senate between 2011 and 2014. Keigwin left the Senate in 2013 and is now a managing partner at Mercury Public Affairs, a major Sacramento firm.

He called the allegations “absolutely untrue.”

Investigators say the woman stopped participating after her initial interview.

Fabian Nunez, a former Assembly speaker and now-partner at Mercury, said in an email to staff the firm is not aware of complaints against Keigwin during his time there.


This story has been corrected to reflect that Keigwin is a managing director at Mercury Public Affairs, not a partner.

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