SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin says a GOP state lawmaker will resign amid allegations that he posted nude photos of an ex-girlfriend on social media.
Durkin issued a statement saying Rep. Nick Sauer is resigning Wednesday after a published report alleging he set up an Instagram account under the suburban woman’s name and posted explicit photos.READ MORE: 5 Killed, 18 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
Politico reported that the woman filed complaints with Chicago police and the legislative inspector general against the first-term Lake Barrington Republican.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Colder And Blustery Sunday Night
The 35-year-old Sauer is a member of the House Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Task Force and is seeking re-election in November.
He did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
Durkin’s statement labeled the allegations “troubling” and added, “We should allow the proper authorities to conduct their investigation.”MORE NEWS: Shedd Aquarium Asks Restaurants To Help Keep Plastic Out Of Great Lakes
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