- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The latest in the case of the Indiana House majority leader who resigned after apologizing for offensive messages sent from his cellphone (all times are local):

1:40 p.m.

A high-ranking Republican who abruptly resigned from the Indiana House this week faced ethical questions a decade ago over his relationship with a domestic violence victim in a case he was prosecuting.

House Majority Leader Jud McMillin of Brookville gave up his seat Tuesday, a week after sending a text message apology for “anything offensive” that may have been sent from his cellphone, that he claims was stolen.

The domestic violence victim sued McMillin in 2006 for legal malpractice, claiming in court documents that he had pursued a sexual relationship with her while he was an assistant prosecutor in Montgomery County, Ohio. That lawsuit was later withdrawn.

McMillin said in court documents that the relationship was voluntary and didn’t start until after he quit the prosecutor’s staff in 2005.


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