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Ex-Rep Withdraws From Ballot After Sex-Photo Scandal



    Representative Resigns Over 'Revenge Porn' Allegations

    Republican Rep. Nick Sauer's political future was bright, but that future is in disarray after he resigned from office after being accused of violating Illinois' revenge porn laws. NBC 5's Mary Ann Ahern has the latest.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018)

    Former Illinois state Rep. Nick Sauer has withdrawn from the November election ballot after an ex-girlfriend accused him of posting nude photos of her online.

    The first-term Lake Barrington Republican resigned from the House of Representatives last week. Politico reported that the Chicago woman claims Sauer posted explicit photos of her on a social media site to lure other men into sexual conversations.

    Lake County GOP officials will decide on a replacement for the 35-year-old Sauer.

    The woman told Politico she met Sauer online. They began a relationship and she shared intimate photos with him. The two broke up last spring. The woman says she filed a complaint with Chicago police in July when she learned Sauer had posted the photos.

    Lake County State's Attorney's officials said Monday they're also investigating.

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