Federal Officials Accused Of Or Charged With Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

 In Women   Last Updated: September 29, 2018

The below list summarizes elected or appointed officials at the federal level (Congress, Senate, and the Trump Administration) that have been accused of or charged with inappropriate sexual behavior , sexual assault, or other related sex crimes since 2016.  This list is certainly not exhaustive and does not include state or local officials, but it DOES include some candidates for high profile offices:


Campaign officials are also included below:


Other high profile officials can be found in the last section here:



Greg Toppo. "Two more women say Franken touched them inappropriately, HuffPost reports." USA Today, 22 November 2017. Web. 23 November 2017.
Mike DeBonis and Michelle Ye Hee Lee. "Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, who asked staffers if they would bear his child as a surrogate, says he will resign." Washington Post, 07 December 2017. Web. 08 December 2017.
Eli Watkins, MJ Lee and Ashley Killough. "Al Franken resigning, calls out Trump and Moore." CNN, 07 December 2017. Web. 08 December 2017.
YAMICHE ALCINDOR. "John Conyers to Leave Congress Amid Harassment Claims." New York Times, 05 December 2017. Web. 08 December 2017.
Matt Zapotosky. "Prominent appeals court Judge Alex Kozinski accused of sexual misconduct." Washington Post, 08 December 2017. Web. 14 December 2017.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg. "Tawdry Tales Depict a Texas Congressman’s Frat House on the Hill." New York Times, 11 December 2017. Web. 14 December 2017.
Brian Naylor. "GOP Rep. Farenthold Won't Seek Re-Election After Sexual Abuse Charges." NPR, 14 December 2017. Web. 15 December 2017.
Emily Cochrane. "Conservative Pennsylvania Congressman Resigns Amid Abortion Scandal." New York Times, 05 October 2017. Web. 16 December 2017.
ABBY LIVINGSTON AND CLAIRE ALLBRIGHT. "U.S. Rep Joe Barton retiring after graphic photo posted online." Texas Tribune, 30 November 2017. Web. 16 December 2017.
Katie Rogers and Kenneth Vogel. "Congressman Combating Harassment Settled His Own Misconduct Case." New York Times, 20 January 2018. Web. 26 January 2018.
Ashley May. "23 Rob Porter scandal, explained: Who is he, why he resigned, what his ex-wives say, more." USA Today, 08 February 2018. Web. 12 February 2018.
Elise Viebeck. "Second White House official departs amid abuse allegations, which he denies." Washington Post, 09 February 2018. Web. 12 February 2018.
Daniella Diaz. "Embattled Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold resigns." CNN, 06 April 2018. Web. 07 April 2018.
Tom Hamburger, Ellen Nakashima, Beth Reinhard and Emma Brown. "RNC deputy finance chair steps down after admitting Trump’s lawyer negotiated settlement between him and pregnant Playboy model." Washington Post, 13 April 2018. Web. 21 April 2018.
Emma Brown. "California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault." Washington Post, 16 September 2018. Web. 23 September 2018.
Ella Nilsen. "The abuse allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison, explained." Vox, 14 August 2018. Web. 23 September 2018.
Brooke Singman. "Second Kavanaugh accuser offers message of support for Ford." Fox News, 28 September 2018. Web. 29 September 2018.
Nicholas Fandos and Sheryl Gay Stolberg. "Trump Agrees to Open ‘Limited’ F.B.I. Investigation Into Accusations Against Kavanaugh." New York Times, 28 September 2018. Web.
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