PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A state representative from Delaware County is facing calls to step down from the governor and others after two women accuse him of sexual assault and misconduct.
A source with knowledge of an investigation confirms to Eyewitness News there is an investigation in the House of Representatives into the alleged behavior of Republican State Rep. Nick Miccarelli from Ridley Park.
In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, Delaware County Democratic Party officials called for him to step down.
Miccarrelli denied the allegations to Eyewitness News in a statement, “I can tell you there is not a stitch of truth to any of it. This time, ‘Me Too’ has gone too far,” he said. “I’m running for re-election and I will be vindicated.”
The two woman accusers hired attorney Terry Mutchler to represent them. Mutchler says they wanted a House committee to investigate.
“The House acted swiftly. They took the allegations extremely seriously and their paramount concern as is ours is the security of our clients,” Mutchler told Eyewitness News.
An official with House Republicans confirmed a law enforcement investigation, but would not expand. Governor Tom Wolf is also calling for Miccarelli to resign.
“Representative Miccarelli must resign and these allegations must be fully investigated by all appropriate authorities,” Wolf said.
Miccarelli has not been charged with any crime.