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The former director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention — and one-time NYC Health Commissioner — was arrested Friday for groping a woman inside his Brooklyn Heights apartment, police sources said.
Thomas Frieden, who was the head of the CDC from 2009 to 2017, turned himself into Brooklyn’s 77th Precinct for allegedly grabbing a 55-year-old woman’s backside in October 2017, police said.
The article goes on to state the following:
The victim and Frieden have known each other for more than 20 years, sources told The Post, though they were not believed to have had an intimate relationship.
The woman and another couple had gotten together at Frieden’s apartment at 180 Montague Street, sources said. He allegedly grabbed her behind as they were getting ready to leave for the night.
Frieden was charged with forcible touching, sexual abuse and harassment.
He looked glum and said nothing to reporters as he was walked — cuffed behind his back — from SVD and into a squad car.
The report states that Frieden was appointed by then-president Barack Obama in 2009, and stepped down after President Trump came into office.
BREAKING: Ex-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Thomas Frieden arrested in New York on sex abuse charge.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 24, 2018
According to New York Police Department, former head of the CDC @DrFrieden was arrested today for forcible touching, sexual abuse, and harassment after he inappropriately touched a woman in October 2017: https://t.co/iRlep3yt9Q. Picture: Thomas Frieden via @CDCgov. pic.twitter.com/A2QQJBb82C
— Jeffrey Guterman, Ph.D. (@JeffreyGuterman) August 24, 2018
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Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, who ran the C.D.C. for 8 years under President Obama, was arrested today and charged with sex abuse, forcible touching and the harassment of a Brooklyn woman, the police said. https://t.co/ikWCN2MSAS
— NYT Metro (@NYTMetro) August 24, 2018
Wow. Thomas Frieden, the head of the CDC under Obama, was arrested in Brooklyn on sex abuse charges, per the NYT. https://t.co/VTMthjzois
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) August 24, 2018
Former CDC Director Thomas Frieden was arrested Friday & charged with forcible touching.
Police alleged incident happened in Brooklyn in October 2017 where officials say he grabbed the buttocks of a 55-year-old woman.
— Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) August 24, 2018
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 24, 2018