Attorney: Greenwich official will deny sex assault charge

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — The lawyer for a Greenwich official says his client will plead not guilty to sexually assaulting a woman last month following a disagreement at a town-owned senior facility.

The Greenwich Time reports 71-year-old Chris von Keyserling, a member of the Representative Town Meeting of Greenwich, was arrested last week in connection with the Dec. 9 incident.

Court documents say a worker at the Nathaniel Witherell Home went to her office when a brief political discussion with von Keyserling became acrimonious.

Police say von Keyserling, of Cos Cob, inappropriately touched her when she tried to leave.

Von Keyserling faces a misdemeanor sexual assault charge. He’s expected in court next week.

His attorney, Phil Russell, says the incident wasn’t sexual in nature and says the charge stems from a “jocular” moment.

___

Information from: Greenwich Time, http://www.greenwichtime.com

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s