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A spokeswoman for canada goose uk black friday Rep. Tony Crdenas (D Calif.) identified himself as the subject of a lawsuit in Los Angeles County claiming a local politician canada goose outlet parka sexually abused a 16 year canada goose store old girl in 2007, and he vehemently denied the allegations canada goose outlet jackets through his attorney.
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Crdenas has been calling colleagues in recent days about the lawsuit and telling them he is innocent, according to a House Democratic aide. The three term congressman is the chair canada goose uk of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’s political action committee.
Two other House Democratic aides canada goose clearance confirmed that Crdenas has canada goose been contacting colleagues about the lawsuit. Filed April27, it did not identify him because under California canada goose outlet uk law, the names of defendants in child canada goose outlet new york city sex abuse buy canada goose jacket cheap cases cannot be disclosed without court approval.
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The suit claims the actions constituted childhood sexual abuse under California law because she was under 18 at canada goose clearance sale the time. The plaintiff asked for unspecified damages and a jury trial.
Glaser said that Crdenas has an “exemplary record in more than canada goose outlet 20 years of public service” and that the plaintiff is the “daughter of a disgruntled former employee and may be the victim of manipulation.”
“The congressman expects complete exoneration, as he is buy canada goose jacket 100% innocent,” she said.
The Post generally does not name victims of sexual assault.
Lisa Bloom, the attorney for the plaintiff, responded to a request for comment with an emailed statement:
“I represent the young woman who, carefully uk canada goose following California law, filed Canada Goose Jackets this action against the defendant named only as John canada goose uk shop Doe. Once the court grants us leave to name the defendant, we will do so.”
At least eight members of Congress have resigned or canada goose outlet in usa announced plans to retire since the fall over allegations of sexual misconduct or workplace harassment.
Crdenas was official canada goose outlet elected cheap Canada Goose in 2012 to represent California’s 29th District, a heavily Democratic area that includes portions of Los Angeles County’s San Fernando Valley. The district would not be a likely Republican target in the November midterm elections regardless of Crdenas’s situation.
The congressman is the youngest of 11 children born to immigrant parents from Mexico. He started in elective office as a member of the California State Assembly in 1996 and later joined the Los Angeles City Council before running for Congress.
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If Crdenas were to resign, his seat would remain open for the rest of the year. California election law prevents special elections canada goose outlet toronto factory “after the close of the nomination period in the final cheap canada goose uk year of the term of office,” and filing ended March14.