- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

READING, Pa. (AP) - The state attorney general’s office is asking an eastern Pennsylvania judge to reconsider her sentence in the case of a former congressional aide convicted of sexual assault.

The Berks County judge decided Monday to spare 57-year-old Timothy Smith a jail term on the conviction of misdemeanor indecent assault of another man in 2009, noting that he must register as a sexual offender for 15 years.

The Reading Eagle (https://bit.ly/2pn0qoC ) reports that the attorney general’s office asked Wednesday for prison or probation, citing the crime’s severity and the need for public protection and rehabilitation.

A 21-year-old man said he had been drinking at Smith’s Muhlenberg Township home but awoke to find Smith sexually assaulting him. Jurors deadlocked on a felony charge. Prosecutors are mulling a retrial on that charge.

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Information from: Reading Eagle, https://www.readingeagle.com/

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