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Illinois Lawmaker Resigns After Being Accused Of Using Nude Photos Of Ex To Catfish Men

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Mike Brest Reporter

An Illinois state representative will resign after allegations surfaced that he posted nude photos of an ex-girlfirend on a fake Instagram account to lure men on Wednesday.

Republican Rep. Nick Sauer had a compliant filed by his former girlfriend against him with the Office of the Legislative Inspector General, according to POLITICO.

In the report, he allegedly tried “to catfish other men using my privately shared naked photos. Nick would use this account to direct message men with my photos to engage in graphic conversations of a sexual nature. The men believed they were communicating with me and Nick shared private details of my life.”

“The allegations that have come forth against Representative Nick Sauer are troubling. He will be resigning from office today. We should allow the proper authorities to conduct their investigations,” said state House Republican Leader Jim Durkin in a statement.

“Rep. Nick Sauer should resign from his office immediately. For far too long in Springfield, sexual harassment and abuse from those in positions of power has gone unchecked,” said Democratic state Sen. Melinda Bush on Wednesday.

There is an active police investigation ongoing.