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Kevin Spacey faces criminal complaint in alleged sex assault at Nantucket bar

In November 2017, during an emotional news conference, former Boston WCVB-TV television news anchor Heather Unruh publicly accused Spacey of sexually assaulting her son.

Kevin Spacey. –ANDY RAIN/EPA-EFE/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

Actor Kevin Spacey is facing a felony charge in an alleged sexual assault of the teenage son of former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh at a Nantucket bar in July 2016, the latest legal entanglement for the two-time Academy Award winner over claims of sexual misconduct.

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said Monday that Spacey, 59, was scheduled to be arraigned on a charge of indecent assault and battery at Nantucket District Court on Jan. 7, after a Dec. 20 public show-cause hearing where clerk magistrate Ryan Kearney issued a criminal complaint.

O’Keefe, who spoke by phone and read from a statement, declined to comment further.