Ex-Republican Lawmaker Guilty of Raping Teenage Intern squib

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After 11 hours of deliberation, an Idaho jury has found disgraced ex-Idaho GOP state lawmaker Aaron von Ehlinger guilty of raping a 19-year-old intern last year after a dinner date.

The decision followed a lurid three-day trial during which von Ehlinger vehemently disputed the allegations, insisting the encounter had been consensual. But even though his accuser, who testified under the pseudonym Jane Doe, fled the courtroom part way through her emotional testimony, the jury was able to hear powerful testimony from Doe’s mother, as well as a hospital nurse who examined Doe in the aftermath of the attack.

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