North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation has been asked to investigate a televised allegation that a longtime state legislator tried to molest a teen boy more than a decade ago.
Democrat State Sen. R.C. Soles on Friday told Wilmington television station WWAY-TV that the allegation is unfounded and the investigation will prove him innocent.
The call for the investigation came after the station aired a year-old interview with 27-year-old Stacey Scott. He claims Soles tried to grab his genitals when he was a teen.
Scott was charged last year with filing a false police report in Tabor City for claiming Soles hit him.
The district attorney and Tabor City police chief said they sought SBI help to check into the new allegation.