By Associated Press - Thursday, October 4, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A former senior aide to a New York state senator who allegedly whipped his ex-girlfriend with an electrical cord has been found guilty of misdemeanor domestic violence charges.

The Times Union reports an Albany County jury convicted Robert Nickol of charges that he slapped a former girlfriend and whipped her with an electrical cord last year.

Nickol was acquitted of a felony strangulation charge dating back to 2015.

The 32-year-old attorney had worked as counsel to Sen. William Larkin, an Orange County Republican. He resigned the position in February following his indictment.

Nickol’s attorney had argued that there was no evidence to support the ex-girlfriend’s allegations.

Attempts to reach Nickol on Thursday were unsuccessful.

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