Indiana’s Inspector General will investigate sexual misconduct allegations against Attorney General Curtis Hill.
Lori Torres announced Friday her office will look into the accusations after the governor and legislative leaders requested the inquiry.
Hill is accused of groping four women at a party in March celebrating the end of the legislative session.
Hill has denied the allegations. But any findings by Torres could lead to criminal charges against him, if the allegations are substantiated.
The Inspector General’s role is to investigate and address fraud, waste, abuse, and wrongdoing in any executive branch agency.
Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-Ind.) and all four legislative leaders are calling on Hill to resign.
The legislature could force Hill out of office. Holcomb would appoint his replacement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.