Reportedly in response to “numerous inquiries” about the status of alleged sexual misconduct complaints against former representative Ed Propst, the Department of Public Safety said in a statement yesterday that it continues to look into the matter.
The statement said that DPS Criminal Investigations Bureau commander Captain Simon Manacop is able to confirm that detectives have interviewed several persons who have provided information about the criminal acts being alleged and that direct statements from victims were also reportedly “corroborated by witnesses.”
DPS said it has invited Propst for an interview, but has declined all interview requests and directed all correspondences to his lawyer.”
At this time, DPS can confirm that several complaints have been filed and that the department is currently investigating the matter. DPS continues to interview witnesses related to this investigation. At this time DPS is currently trying to reach out to off-island individuals who may have been a victim or at the scene during the time these allegations have taken place,” the DPS statement adds.
The department said this investigation is being conducted “in a thorough manner” and further details pertaining to the case are not being shared at this time in an effort to protect the victims in this case and any potential victim(s) who have not yet come forward. DPS encourages any victim(s) who have yet to come forward to reach the Special Victims Unit at (670) 664-9042. (PR)