A Republican politician in Connecticut has been arrested after being accused of groping the genitals of a female employee.

Christopher Von Keyserling, who has been on the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting Board since 1985, was arrested in Greenwich Town Hall on Wednesday. He was charged with fourth-degree sexual assault, which is a misdemeanor.

Von Keyserling was given a January 25 court date and released on $2,500 bond.

The incident happened in December 2016. The 57-year-old victim ran into von Keyserling in the hallway. After a short argument about politics, von Keyserling commented, “I love this new world, I no longer have to be politically correct.”