Created: July 27, 2021 04:43 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday confirmed that it and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office are investigating former New York State Supreme Court Justice Matthew Rosenbaum.
The sheriff’s office did not say what the nature of the criminal investigation is.
It released the following statement:
“In the spring of 2021, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was notified of possible criminal conduct on the part of former New York State Supreme Court Justice Matthew Rosenbaum. The Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation and we are currently working with the Monroe County District Attorney to complete this in depth process. The investigation is ongoing which limits our ability to comment any further. We appreciate your patience.”
Last week, a lawsuit was filed in federal court alleging Rosenbaum "compelled" his former secretary, the plaintiff, to have sex with him.
The suit alleges the sexual harassment started when Rosenbaum took office as a supreme court justice in March 2005.
Rosenbaum was relieved of his duties in December of 2019 amid allegations of misconduct.
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