New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo could face potential misdemeanor charges over a criminal complaint that he groped a former aide.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple told reporters Saturday that authorities will conduct a "very comprehensive" criminal investigation over the aide's complaint. Cuomo's aide was one of 11 women to accuse him of sexual harassment.

Apple described the complaint as “sexual in nature.” The aide told "CBS This Morning" that what Cuomo "did to me was a crime. He broke the law."

Rita Glavin, a lawyer for Cuomo, said the allegation was fabricated.

On Tuesday, the New York state attorney general's office released a 165-page report of an investigation into the allegation of sexual harassment by Cuomo.

According to the report, the former aide alleged that since 2019 Cuomo had subjected her to inappropriate remarks and touching, which included reaching under her blouse and grabbing her breast as well as groping her butt.

President Joe Biden and many others have called on Cuomo to resign.

The Albany district attorney’s office and the sheriff's office will work together in the investigation.

“We have a lot of fact-finding to do. We have a lot of interviews to do. I’m not going to rush it because of who he is. And I’m not going to delay it because of who he is,” Apple said.

Glavin has publicly questioned the allegations.

“He is 63 years old. He has spent 40 years in public life and for him to all of the sudden be accused of a sexual assault of an executive assistant that he really doesn’t know, doesn’t pass muster,” Glavin said.

Apple said he is confident that the case will be conducted fairly.

“I’m the county sheriff. I’m not going to be intimidated. I’m not going to be coerced,” he said.