An attorney for a man who accused a judicial candidate of having sex with him as a 16-year-old foreign exchange student will have a news conference Friday morning to say that he is prepared to testify against her.
The man, who is now 27 and lives in Brazil, has hired former prosecutor Allison Wetzel to represent him.
He claimed in 2006 that he and Chantal Eldridge had sex after an evening of playing strip poker, an accusation she denies.
Prosecutors declined to go forward with the case at the time, in part, because he returned to Brazil and would not be available to testify.
Eldridge is running for state district judge in the March 6 primary election.
An attorney for the accuser against Chantal Eldridge reads a statement from her client. pic.twitter.com/uvVZ08Hx1N— Tony Plohetski (@tplohetski) March 2, 2018
Statement from Chantal Eldridge accused. She sharply denies all allegations. The election is Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/ePpXTPPQBd— Tony Plohetski (@tplohetski) March 2, 2018