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Experts: Bush Groping Allegations Would Be Hard to Prosecute

Allegations that former President George H.W. Bush inappropriately touched six women involve potential crimes punishable by fines or jail time, if they had been prosecuted.

Posted: Nov 15, 2017 7:19 AM

HOUSTON (AP) - Allegations that former President George H.W. Bush inappropriately touched six women involve potential crimes punishable by fines or jail time, if they had been prosecuted.

All but one of the cases is ineligible under state laws that limit when a prosecution can begin after an alleged crime. And several lawyers interviewed by The Associated Press say it would be difficult to win a conviction against Bush, who has vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson's disease.

There's no indication prosecutors are planning to pursue a case against Bush.

The women's stories broadly follow the same outline. They say Bush patted their buttocks as they stood next to him to take photos.

Bush has issued repeated apologies through a spokesman "to anyone he has offended."

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