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Illinois GOP State Rep Resigns After Being Busted Using Girlfriend’s Nude Pics To Catfish Guys

Nick Sauer was a first term republican lawmaker and was a member of the House Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Task Force.

Via the Chicago Tribune:

An Illinois House Republican lawmaker who had been appointed to the General Assembly’s sexual harassment task force resigned Wednesday following his ex-girlfriend’s allegations of improper sexual activity online, House GOP Leader Jim Durkin said.

State Rep. Nick Sauer, of Lake Barrington, was accused by an ex-girlfriend of sending nude photos of her to other men online, according to a report from Politico published Wednesday. The ex-girlfriend has filed a complaint about the matter with the Chicago Police Department and the Office of the Legislative Inspector General, Politico reported.

In a resignation letter, Sauer wrote that he decided to resign “as a result of the allegations” by “a former girlfriend.” “After speaking with my family, I feel it best to step away from my public responsibilities,” the letter reads.

It was Sauer’s ex-girlfriend Kate Kelly who filed a with the Office of the Legislative Inspector General, accusing the lawmaker of creating a fake Instagram account and sending nude photos of her to “lure them into graphic discussions of a sexual nature.”

In a letter to the Clerk of the House, Sauer acknowledged the allegation.

“My ability to fulfill my obligations as a state representative and public servant will be affected by the distraction of addressing these allegations,” Sauer said in the statement. “After speaking with my family, I feel it is best to step away from my public responsibilities.”

Ironically, Sauer was a first term republican lawmaker from Lake Barrington, and was a member of the House Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Task Force.

 

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