Report: Another woman surfaces accusing Kihuen of unwanted sexual advances

Nevada freshman U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen called President Donald Trump's executive order to ban several scopes of immigrant "un-American," during a news conference Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Rep. Dina Titus' downtown Las Vegas office. (Thuan Nguyen)

Wednesday, another woman’s story about alleged unwanted sexual advances by Congressman Ruben Kihuen was published.

This time, The Nevada Independent told the story of an unnamed woman who claims she was a lobbyist in Carson City and was the victim of sexual advances by Kihuen.

The report says the woman came forward with hundreds of saved text messages and dozens of Facebook messages allegedly from Ruben Kihuen between 2013 and 2015 while Kihuen served his district as a state senator.

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The report says the woman requested anonymity, concerned about possible consequences.

Kihuen’s newest accuser alleges Kihuen touched her on three separate occasions without consent while he worked as a lawmaker.

The report also says the woman showed the independent hundreds of suggestive text messages allegedly from Kihuen, including invitations to sit on his lap in the middle of a committee hearing, and repeated requests to spend the night at her home during the 2015 legislative session.

Some of what is printed and attributed to Kiheun is graphic. The congressman allegedly asks about the woman's underwear.

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The Independent reports when the woman wouldn’t tell him, Kihuen allegedly said: “Makes me sad” and persisted, texting “my day can’t go on without knowing.”

The woman also alleges Kihuen sent dozens of Facebook messages during the 2013 legislative session.

The Independent approached Kihuen’s office for comment and reports Kiheun sent this statement, which News 3 cannot independently confirm:

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“During my ten years in the legislature, I dated several different women. Out of respect for their privacy, I won’t discuss my communications or any other details of those relationships.”

The Nevada Independent says the unnamed woman says she never dated Kihuen and rebuffed his advances repeatedly.

News 3 reached out to Kihuen’s office. His voicemail is full and not taking new messages. We also sent an email to Kihuen’s office and got no response. Kihuen is 37, unmarried and has insisted he will not step down.

Editorial Note: This story is sourced solely from an online report from The Nevada Independent.

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