Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

September 13, 2013

Lawmaker accused of sexual harassment resigns

By RONNIE ELLIS
CNHI

FRANKFORT — Rep. John Arnold, D-Sturgis, who has been accused of sexual harassment by three employees of the legislature, has resigned from the General Assembly.

Gov. Steve Beshear confirmed Friday afternoon he’d received Arnold’s resignation.

“I have received Rep. John Arnold’s resignation, and I respect his decision to step aside so that our legislators can focus instead on the business of the state,” Beshear said in a statement. “I will begin reviewing the options for calling a special election to make sure the people of the 7th District will be represented in the 2014 session of the General Assembly.”

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