Orange, Calif. (KABC) — A former legislative aide is accusing Assemblyman Bill Brough of raping her in 2015.
Patricia Todd, whose last name at the time was Lenkiewicz, is speaking publicly for the first time, after sending a complaint this week to law enforcement. Sacramento police confirm they are investigating the allegations.
“I’ve survived this for five years and five years is too long to not have the help and support,” said Todd, as she sat in her attorney’s office in Orange.
Todd was a legislative aide to state Sen. John Moorlach, working in the Capitol.
In her complaint to law enforcement, she alleged the assault happened July 7, 2015, after meeting Brough for dinner to discuss a potential committee secretary position for the Irish Caucus he was forming, that he said could involve trips to Ireland.