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Lawmaker resigns

Accused of using ex-girlfriend’s photos to catfish men for sex talk


Bil Browning reports that Republican Illinois state representative Nick Sauer has been accused of using nude photos of his ex-girlfriend to con straight men into having cybersex with him. The men thought they were sexting with the woman in the photos. Sauer has resigned.

According to a complaint filed by Sauer's ex-girlfriend, Kate Kelly, with the Office of the Legislative Inspector General, Sauer created a fake Instagram account “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.”

Kelly claims Sauer admitted to her that he was behind the fake account and begged her to “let it go.” The two had a long-distance relationship and allegedly frequently exchanged intimate photos. But when Kelly moved to Chicago from California they reportedly broke up when she realized he was also seeing other women.