Prosecutor makes decision in AG Curtis Hill case

Special Prosecutor Dan Sigler, based in Ft. Wayne, Ind., announced Tuesday during a news briefing in Indianapolis that he will not file charges against Attorney General Curtis Hill for battery or sexual battery.

Posted: Oct 23, 2018 10:52 AM
Updated: Oct 24, 2018 6:36 AM

Indianapolis, Ind. (WFFT)- Special Prosecutor Dan Sigler, based in Ft. Wayne, Ind., announced Tuesday during a news briefing in Indianapolis that he will not file charges against Attorney General Curtis Hill for battery or sexual battery.

In his report filed with Marion County Superior Court 4, Sigler states there was “insufficient evidence of Hill’s intent to touch the victims in a rude, insolent or angry manner to constitute a battery, and a lack of evidence of force with respect to the statutory requirements of sexual battery.”

Sigler’s decision is based on an investigation conducted by the Indiana Inspector General’s Office and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police, which launched in July 2018 at the direct request of legislative leaders from both parties and included interviews with 56 witnesses and other evidence.

“The investigation was thorough and fair, and provided a significant amount of witness input and documentary evidence to make an adequate assessment,” said Sigler. “That assessment concludes that the findings did not demonstrate the crucial elements needed to support a conviction of battery or sexual battery under the law.”

Sigler communicated his decision to Hill’s accusers and Hill’s attorney prior to Tuesday’s press briefing.

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