On Thursday, a grand jury indicted Missouri Governor Eric Greitens in St. Louis on felony invasion of privacy charges stemming from a recently-revealed affair that is alleged to have taken place in 2015.
The charges come after an investigation was launched last month amid allegations that Greitens "threatened to release a nude photograph of the woman, taken while she was blindfolded and her hands were bound, if she ever spoke publicly about the affair," The Kansas City Star reports.
The Star reports that officials have confirmed that Greitens was taken into custody and booked at St. Louis Justice Center on Thursday.
Following the indictment, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner issued a statement.
"As I have stated before, it is essential for residents of the City of St. Louis and our state to have confidence in their leaders,” said Gardner. “They must know that the Office of the Circuit Attorney will hold public officials accountable in the same manner as any other resident of our city. Both parties and the people of St. Louis deserve a thorough investigation of these allegations.”
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