NEW YORK (AP) — A former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been arrested in New York on a sex abuse charge.
The New York Police Department says Thomas Frieden (FREE’-den) was arrested on Friday morning in Brooklyn.
WABC says Frieden surrendered to face charges that he grabbed the buttocks of a woman he knew in his home last October. It says she reported it in July.
Frieden also is a former New York City health commissioner and is charged with forcible touching, sex abuse and harassment.
Frieden leads a global health initiative called Resolve to Save Lives. An email sent to a representative for Frieden there hasn’t received a reply.
There’s no information on an attorney who could comment on Frieden’s behalf.