Obama campaigner arrested in groping incident in Loveland

Suspect in case fired by Colorado Democratic Party

LOVELAND, Colo. - A Loveland woman said she was groped by a man who said he was an Obama campaign worker.

Police said the woman reported than a man knocked on her door and asked to speak with her about her voting status. The woman said she talked to the man for a short time and then he asked if he could give her a campaign sticker, according to a police report.

She said the man grabbed her breasts while applying the sticker to her blouse.

"Investigators identified the male campaigner as Luke M. Buchanan, a 24-year-old Washington, D.C. resident, who was working on the campaign in Loveland," said Sgt. Jeff Fisher.

The Colorado Democratic Party said Buchanan was one of their employees.

“We have a zero tolerance policy for inappropriate behavior. 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 the Colorado Democratic Party who have spent countless hours talking to their friends and neighbors about the importance of this election," said Colorado Democratic Party Communications Director Matt Inzeo.

Buchanan was arrested on one count of unlawful sexual contact, a misdemeanor, and was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact Loveland Police Detective Jeff Pyle at 970-962-2274 or Larimer County CrimeStoppers at 970-221-6868 or online at www.stopcriminals.org.   

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