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While You Were Sleeping: Glenn Murphy's Fate Now In Levco's Hands

GavelAs TDW may or may not have been the first to tell you last week, the Glenn Murphy sexual assault case officially has a new special prosecutor. The New Albany Tribune reports:

"The investigation into allegations that former Clark County Republican Party Chairman Glenn Murphy Jr. sexually assaulted a sleeping man after a summer party is in the hands of another prosecutor.

"The case is now being researched by Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Stanley Levco, who is based in Evansville.

"Murphy, 33, also was president of the Young Republican National Federation. He resigned his political posts in August, citing a business opportunity he could not turn down. Accusations that he performed nonconsensual oral sex on a 22-year-old man as he slept in a relative's Jeffersonville home surfaced later the same day.

"Murphy denies the victim's claims of assault, saying the act was consensual. In 1998, a 21-year-old man told Clarksville police Murphy had tried to perform sex acts on him as he slept. Charges were never filed in that case because of a lack of evidence.

"When Murphy was initially investigated for the recent act, concerns were raised that if Clark County Prosecutor Steve Stewart, a Democrat, prosecuted him, it could be seen as politically motivated.

"John Colin, Harrison County's chief deputy prosecutor, was named special prosecutor in the case in late August, but decided about a month later his workload was too great to devote proper time to the case.

"Levco visited Jeffersonville Thursday to talk to investigators and several witnesses, he said. Levco will decide whether to file charges against Murphy. A decision is expected by mid-November."

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"while you were sleeping"...haha that is funny jen

if it were the other way 'round, it would be more than Levco's fate in Murphy's hands.

i know, i know, i couldn't help myself.

I'm sorry but I just must say it: whenever I read about this story I expect to hear the phrase "it even julienne fries!" in the next sentence. Poor Mr. Levco, to be saddled with such a name.

Levco's a damn good prosecutor.

If I were Murphy, I'd be worried.

Of course, I also wouldn't be blowing guys in their sleep either, but I think that goes without saying.

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