Top Republican Indicted

January 13, 2019

Resigning from public office may have spared former Illinois state Rep. Nick Sauer from the full brunt of his humiliation, but it hasn’t protected him from a grand jury indictment on a dozen felony charges.

His alleged crime? Revenge porn.

The first-term lawmaker is accused of creating fake social media accounts in order to leak nude photos of two women without their consent. In light of today’s #MeToo climate and widespread concerns about online privacy, that’s a crime most judges and juries will be eager to punish to the full extent of the law.

Ironically, Sauer was a member of an Illinois House anti-sexual harassment task force.

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