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Pasco city council-member at center of sexual assault investigation

Prosecutors have not filed charges in the case, but Action News learned a Superior Court judge did sign a temporary sexual assault protection order against the Councilmember Chi Flores.

PASCO, Wash. -- Pasco's newest city council-member is at the center of a sexual assault investigation.

Police investigated Chi Flores on allegations that he inappropriately touched his daughter's eight-year-old best friend two separate times.

Prosecutors have not filed charges in the case, but Action News learned a Superior Court judge did sign a temporary sexual assault protection order against the city council member.

Prosecutor Shawn Sant tells us his office received Flores' case but they have not reviewed the evidence and police reports at this time.

Action News sat down with Flores' attorney who tells us there's no truth to these accusations.

"We've had a chance to look at these allegations and they simply don't add up,” said Scott Johnson, adding “We are very confident that once he looks at the evidence, and the lack of evidence, he's going to conclude that nothing happened."

Flores joined the Pasco City Council in November of 2016.

We reached out to the city for comment on Wednesday.

Pasco’s communications manager, Jon Funfar, released the following statement: "The protection order is Council-member Flores' personal legal matter and does not involve the city at this point."

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