Judge orders prosecutor to turn over files in Alvarez case

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(AP) - A former state government official accused of sexual assault has won a court order seeking prosecutors' files on his case.

Albert Alvarez's attorneys sought a court order requiring the Middlesex County prosecutor to turn over his files from the case involving allegation against Alvarez brought by Katie Brennan. A Superior Court judge approved the request Friday.

Brennan, chief of staff at the state's housing mortgage agency, came forward in a newspaper account last fall saying Alvarez sexually assaulted her while they worked to get Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy elected in 2017.

RELATED: Report: Former Murphy staffer accused of rape to testify before committee 

Alvarez denied wrongdoing and wasn't charged.

He's scheduled to appear in front of a legislative committee on Tuesday that's investigating hiring practices in Murphy's administration.

Alvarez worked as chief of staff at the Schools Development Authority until October.

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