Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, who ran the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention for eight years underneath President Obama, was arrested in Brooklyn on Friday morning on a intercourse abuse cost after an incident in October 2017, the police mentioned.

A 55-year-old girl got here ahead to the police in July and mentioned that Dr. Frieden, described by the authorities as an acquaintance, grabbed her buttocks in opposition to her will 9 months earlier, on Oct. 20, at his residence on Montague Avenue in Brooklyn Heights, the police mentioned.

Dr. Frieden, who was taken into custody on the 77th Precinct in Crown Heights, was anticipated to look earlier than a decide in Kings County Felony Court docket afterward Friday. He was additionally charged with forcible touching and harassment, the police mentioned.

Dr. Frieden, 57, stepped down from the company in January 2017 and went on to run a well being initiative that focuses on coronary heart well being and epidemic preparedness. Dr. Frieden had served as New York Metropolis’s well being commissioner from 2002 to 2009 underneath Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

Al Baker contributed reporting.

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