Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill on Friday said he will not step down amid mounting pressure from state officials following allegations that he groped four women, including a state lawmaker, at a party in March.

In a statement, Hill said he is not resigning and described the allegations as “vicious and false.”

“At no time did I ever grab or touch anyone inappropriately,” Hill said. “The lack of fairness and the failure to recognize my constitutional rights are a complete travesty.”

Hill’s statement came hours after a state lawmaker went public with allegations of misconduct against him.

State Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon was one of several women who had previously spoken to investigators regarding Hill’s alleged improper behavior at a party marking the end of the legislative session.

Details of the investigation, which was launched by state legislative leaders and conducted by a private law firm, were leaked to local media earlier last week, although none of the accusers was named.

In a letter published Friday on the website of the Times of Northwest Indiana, Candelaria Reardon said that Hill, a Republican, had groped her at the party on March 15.

“As we were exchanging pleasantries, Curtis Hill leaned toward me as if he could not hear me and placed his hand on my back and slid his hand down to my buttocks and grabbed it,” Candelaria Reardon wrote.

“I said ‘back off,’ and walked away, as the staffer with me stood shocked,” Candelaria Reardon wrote.