ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced a new allegation Wednesday of inappropriately touching a female aide after a report said he summoned her to the governor's mansion and "aggressively groped her."

The unnamed aide said Cuomo asked her to the Executive Mansion near the state Capitol late last year and then allegedly reached under her blouse and began to fondle her, according to the report in the Times Union of Albany.

The aide is the sixth woman to come forward to claim sexual harassment or inappropriate conduct by the Democratic governor, but the paper noted the latest one could rise to the level of a criminal investigation.

In a statement, Cuomo denied the claim from the young aide, which the Times Union said came from a source with direct knowledge of the incident.

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