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Los Angeles prosecutors say Kevin Spacey a suspect in sex-assault case

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office is reviewing a case of alleged sexual abuse involving Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, officials said Wednesday.

“Yes. I can confirm our office did receive a case involving Kevin Spacey,” said Greg Risling, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office.

The investigation was referred to prosecutors April 5 by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.

It is the first police investigation naming Spacey as a suspect in L.A. County. British media have reported that the 58-year-old actor is also under police investigation for sexual assault in London.

Los Angeles District Attorney’s office spokesman Greg Risling said Wednesday that sheriff’s investigators presented the allegations to prosecutors on April 5. No additional details were provided.

The Academy Award winner was first publicly accused of sexual misconduct in October. He quickly lost roles in the film All the Money in the World and the TV show House of Cards, and future projects were shelved.

Spacey apologized to his first public accuser, actor Anthony Rapp, and his representatives have said he was seeking unspecified treatment.

Spacey’s attorney Todd Rubenstein did not immediately return an email seeking comment Wednesday.

—With files from the Associated Press