Miami Beach commissioner accused of sexual battery

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Miami Beach commissioner Ricky Arriola is under investigation for sexual battery.

A woman has accused Arriola of raping her, and now the State Attorney’s Office is investigating.

The commissioner has since released a statement that says, “There is zero truth to the complaint in question. I was on a first date with a woman who I met on an online dating site. I felt that she had too much to drink over dinner, and she was intoxicated, so I believed that the best thing to do was end the date and go home. She was upset with my decision, but I knew this was the right thing to do. Multiple witnesses who saw us that evening can confirm this sequence of events.”

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