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Timothy Busfield

Sexual Assault Case

Going to Prosecutors

5/28/2012 3:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Timothy Busfield -- the star of  'The West Wing," "thirtysomething" and "Revenge of the Nerds" -- is by no means in the clear over allegations he sexually assaulted a date, because we've learned her complaint is now going to the L.A. City Attorney for possible prosecution.

TMZ broke the story ... a woman accused Busfield of groping her during a date at a San Fernando Valley movie theater.  She went to cops, who have been investigating the case.

We're told detectives want to interview Busfield, after which they will send the file over to the L.A. City Attorney.  Of course, Busfield doesn't have to speak to cops, but either way the case is going to prosecutors.

The good news for Busfield -- the case won't be referred to the LA. County D.A., who could file felony charges where prison would be on the line.  The City Attorney can only file misdemeanor sexual assault charges, and the maximum penalty is 6 months in jail.

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itsme    

TMZ, post a pic of her so other guys will know to not ask her out!

690 days ago
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Kat    

I don't understand this at all. He kissed and groped a woman he was on a date with? If that is a crime every man I have ever been on a date with should be on a sexual offender list somewhere.

690 days ago
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BB not bb    

I don't now why women are even encouraged to report rape if no one is going to believe them because there are no eyewitnesses. All these women do is set themselves up for hatred and ridicule by the creeps who get away with it nonstop.

Women really are not safe in trusting men to be respectful. That is why the mean women seem to have the real relationships; they are the ones who scare the men so much that they can't get abused.

I also wish that people would not conduct their sexual fondling in a movie theater when I have to sit near them and see that. I think I would get an usher. That is really gross and inconsiderate right there.

689 days ago
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