Justin Fairfax faces Boston criminal investigation over 2004 sexual assault accusation

Embattled Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax could soon face a criminal probe into allegations that he forced a woman to perform oral sex on him during the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

Rachael Rollins, a district attorney in Boston and a Democrat, announced: “We will help in any way we can if she chooses to come forward. We would offer any number of services starting from getting them in touch with counselors all the way, if they were so inclined, to seek prosecution.”

Vanessa Tyson, now a professor in California, came forward after finding out that Fairfax could become the next governor of Virginia amid calls for Gov. Ralph Northam to resign after it emerged his medical school yearbook photo contained an image of a man in blackface next to a person in Ku Klux Klan garb.

Another woman, Meredith Watson, later said that Fairfax raped her while they were undergraduates at Duke University.

Rollins said that she would help any victim that came forward and did not say whether Tyson’s attorneys responded to the email she sent asking her if wanted to file a criminal complaint against Fairfax.

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