A political donor to Arizona Democrat David Garcia was charged with felony sexual abuse and misdemeanor assault of a woman, according to arrest records.
The donor, lawyer Sal James Rivera, had asked the woman to drive him home from the Garcia campaign’s election night party because he was too drunk to drive himself. Rivera became sexually aggressive during the ride—first asking for oral sex and then physically groping her—forcing her to stop at a still-open convenience store, according to the police report.
The sexual assault occurred on Aug. 28, but Rivera was not charged until Sept. 25.
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