Regional
10:57 am
Fri October 25, 2002

KY Senate President Accused of Sexual Abuse

Frankfort – Senate President David Williams says sexual abuse allegations made by a woman he once represented are false. In letters sent to the Governor's office last August, Lori Radford-Sandlin alleges Williams insisted on sex instead of financial reimbursement for representing her.

Williams says he never had sexual relations with Sandlin and has receipts to note payment for legal representation. He accuses Governor Paul Patton or Attorney General Ben Chandler of playing politics in disclosing the allegations. Officials in both the Governor and Attorney General's offices say they followed standard procedures and deny any political motivation. Chandler's office says it made an inquiry but determined there are no allegations of criminal wrongdoing. The matter has been referred to the Kentucky Bar Association.