Sexual misconduct scandal brings down Illinois lawmaker

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) – A freshman Illinois state lawmaker has resigned after being caught up in a sexual misconduct scandal.

Representative Nick Sauer, a Republican from Lake Barrington, is stepping down following allegations he posted nude pictures of his ex-girlfriend on a fake Instagram account.  The woman reportedly made a formal complaint with the Legislative Inspector General.

Sauer served in the Illinois House.  He was seeking re-election in November.

Numerous members of the Illinois General Assembly called for his resignation after news of the allegations broke. 

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