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Sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey includes video evidence, Massachusetts State Police report says

The sexual assault case against actor Kevin Spacey reportedly includes a Snapchat video of him touching the front of the alleged victim’s pants, according to a Massachusetts State Police investigative report.

Spacey is facing a count of indecent assault on a person over the age of 14 for allegedly groping the teenage son of former WCVB news anchor Heather Unruh at a Nantucket bar in 2016.

The State Police report, which has been filed with a criminal complaint in Nantucket District Court, gives the first detailed account of Spacey’s alleged actions at The Club Car bar and restaurant two-and-a-half years ago. And it includes the first official statement that there is documentary evidence of Spacey touching Unruh’s son.

“[Unruh’s son] said the whole thing was embarrassing and has not had a ‘profound emotional effect’ on him. [He] told his friends about it and makes jokes about it because that is his way,” Trooper Gerald F. Donovan wrote in his report, though family believe this may be a coping mechanism. “[He] called the police because he doesn’t want what happened to him to happen to anyone else.”

Spacey could not immediately be reached through a phone number listed on court paperwork. MassLive has reached out to his attorney Bryan Freedman for comment.

The criminal complaint was issued against Spacey on Dec. 20 and he is scheduled for arraignment on Jan. 7 in Nantucket District Court.

The charge comes over a year after Unruh publicly accused Spacey of assaulting her son. Over the course of a 30-minute televised news conference, Unruh said that Spacey got her 18-year-old son drunk at the Club Car restaurant in Nantucket in July of 2016 and forced his hand down her son’s pants.

“Kevin Spacey bought him drink after drink after drink and when my son was drunk, Spacey made his move and sexually assaulted him,” she said during the press conference.

According to the criminal complaint, Unruh’s son first reported the assault to Nantucket Police on Oct. 31, 2016 — well before other allegations against Spacey were publicly disclosed. The Nantucket Police Department referred all questions about the case to the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office. MassLive has reached out to the DA’s office for additional information about the initial report.

The investigation did not move forward until over a year later, when the alleged victim spoke with Massachusetts State Police on Nov. 22, 2017. He told State Police that on July 7, 2016, he was working as a bus boy at the Club Car. Word quickly spread among the staff that Spacey was expected to visit the restaurant that night. At the end of his shift, he asked one of his coworkers to introduce him to the actor.