Wisconsin state representative cited for sexual misconduct
Wisconsin State Rep. Gordon Hintz (D) was arrested Feb. 10, accused of sexual misconduct -- a violation of a City of Appleton ordinance. The charge comes in connection with a massage parlor investigation.
The 37-year-old lawmaker says he is willing to take responsibility for his actions after the citation came to light, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune.
Hintz e-mailed a statement to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, in which he writes "I am willing to take responsibility for my actions," but going on to say that his "personal situation is distracting from the much more important issue facing the state."
According to Appleton police, the citation was issued in conjunction with an ongoing investigation into Heavenly Touch Massage Parlor.
The news comes as thousands protest the budget proposal by Gov. Scott Walker (R) to eliminate collective bargaining rights for public workers. In an effort to keep the bill from passing, Democratic lawmakers walked out last week, many of them taking up temporary residence in Illinois.
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