Obama canvasser accused of groping woman in Loveland
Luke M. Buchanan
LOVELAND, Colo. — A man working for the Colorado Democratic Party faces charges that he “grabbed” a woman’s breasts while giving her a sticker.
Police charged 24-year-old Luke M. Bucahanan with unlawful sexual contact, a misdemeanor. He’s an employee of the Colorado Democratic Party and was working on the Obama campaign in Loveland.
The 21-year-old victim says it happened at about 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.
“The female reported an adult male knocked on her door, identified himself as a member of the Obama political campaign and asked to speak with her about her voting status,” a statement from Loveland police says. “
“The victim reportedly spoke with the male for a short time and he then asked if he could give her a campaign sticker. The victim accepted and the male allegedly grabbed her breasts while applying the sticker to her shirt.”
“We have a zero tolerance policy for inappropriate behavior,” says Colorado Democratic Party Communications Director Matt Inzeo.
“As soon as we learned about this incident, we took immediate action, and the person in question has been terminated. The actions of one individual in no way reflect the hard work being done every day by the thousands of employees and volunteers [for] the Colorado Democratic Party who have spent countless hours talking to their friends and neighbors about the importance of this election.”