Maryland police are not looking into a second allegation regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh while he was in high school and have received no such complaint, despite a local news report Monday claiming “investigators” were looking into it.
“I have spoken with my chief of detectives, and neither of us have any knowledge of anyone coming forward to us to report any allegations involving Judge Kavanaugh,” police Chief J. Thomas Manger told the Washington Examiner.
The Montgomery County Sentinel had reported earlier in the day that “investigators” who spoke on background said they were “aware of a potential second sexual assault complaint in the county against” Kavanaugh and claimed an “anonymous witness came forward this weekend.”
As the Examiner notes, the Sentinel didn’t say the “investigators” were police, but the implication was there.
The Sentinel also said this would bring the number of accusations against Kavanaugh to four, including the dubious allegations brought by Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez (whose own named witnesses deny the events ever occurred). Porn actress Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti also claims he has a client alleging sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.
So far, the only alleged corroboration of any complaint are therapist notes that don’t match Ford’s story, a single anonymous source saying he heard about the Ramirez incident, and the accusations themselves. Everyone else alleged to have been involved in either incident has denied them ever occurring.
UPDATE: The Montgomery County police department released an official statement on the matter:
At this time, the Montgomery County Police Department has not received a request by any alleged victim nor a victim’s attorney to initiate a police report or a criminal investigation regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The Department recognizes that victims of sexual assault may not want to involve law enforcement and/or initiate a criminal investigation, and we respect that position. The Department, however, stands prepared to assist anyone who reports being the victim of a sexual assault.
Typically, in a sexual assault case, the cooperation of the victim or witnesses is necessary. As with any criminal investigation, a determination must be made as to the jurisdiction where the alleged offense occurred and the specific details of the event to establish a potential criminal charge.
Our Department is ready to investigate any claim of sexual assault that is alleged to have occurred within our County.