DNC delegate charged with assaulting fellow delegate


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A delegate to the Democratic National Convention is accused of assaulting a fellow delegate at a Philadelphia hotel.

The district attorney’s office on Wednesday charged Walter Weeks, of Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, with indecent assault.

Authorities say the alleged assault took place at a downtown hotel bar during the convention in the early morning hours of July 27.

The DA’s office says it initially declined to bring charges in the case based on an incomplete investigation.

Officials say they later reviewed additional video and eyewitness testimony and decided to charge Weeks, who turned himself in to police on Wednesday.

Weeks’ attorney, Michael Engle, tell The Philadelphia Inquirer that his client maintains his innocence, and that political and media pressure is the only reason he’s being charged now.

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