NEW YORK (AP) — The former head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct violation related to his arrest last year for alleged sexual misconduct.
Dr. Thomas Frieden appeared Tuesday in Brooklyn Criminal Court. Frieden is also a former New York City health commissioner.
Frieden was arrested in August.
A woman he knew had accused Frieden of grabbing her buttocks on Oct. 20, 2017, in his Brooklyn home.
The violation to which he pleaded guilty is not considered a crime. He did not admit guilt in the groping allegation.
Frieden’s case will be sealed and dismissed in a year if he isn’t arrested during that time.
He and his attorney declined to comment.
Frieden was director of the CDC from 2009 to 2017.
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