“A former Idaho state lawmaker was found guilty Friday of raping a state legislative intern in 2021.
“Aaron von Ehlinger, 39, was found guilty in an Ada County court of a rape charge and was acquitted of a charge of forcible penetration by use of a foreign object, according to court documents.
“The victim, then a 19-year-old intern for a different lawmaker, accused von Ehlinger — then a 38-year-old Republican state representative — of engaging in nonconsensual sexual acts with her in March 2021 after taking her to dinner.
“Von Ehlinger resigned in April 2021 after a state House committee heard the intern’s allegations and unanimously recommended that von Ehlinger be censured and stripped of the powers of his office without pay. He was charged in the case later that year.”
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