BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Suffolk County District Attorney candidate Ricardo Arroyo announced plans to file an ethics complaint against Interim Suffolk DA Kevin Hayden on Saturday. Arroyo said Hayden illegally used his public office for his own political gain.
This announcement came days before the Suffolk County District Attorney primary election, where Arroyo and Hayden are facing off. Arroyo has been saying Hayden's office is to blame, after sexual assault allegations from Arroyo's past surfaced about two weeks ago. Arroyo says the sealed files were leaked by Hayden, the current Suffolk County D.A.
On Friday, Boston Police gave Arroyo the redacted case files from the assault investigations, after a judge ruled they could be unsealed earlier last week.
After receiving the documents, Arroyo shared the documents on Twitter — which determined the sexual misconduct allegations from 2005 to be "unfounded."
The woman from the 2005 case told the Boston Globe she stands by what she told police, that he pressured her into doing sexual acts several times in high school.
The Arroyo campaign said the released documents revealed Hayden’s driver was the detective who reviewed the case back in 2005.
Hayden has denied leaking any information stating it would be illegal to do so. WBZ asked Hayden's office for a statement regarding Arroyo's plan to file an ethics complaint to which they replied they would not be commenting on the matter.
WBZ's Shari Small (ShariSmallNews) has more: