Idaho legislative intern reports rape, is ID’d by lawmaker

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — From nearly the moment a 19-year-old intern’s report that she was raped by an Idaho lawmaker became public, she faced harassment from right-wing groups and even other lawmakers. One state lawmaker requested the intern’s police report and asked if she could actually be referred for criminal charges. Another shared links with thousands of people about a blog post that included the intern’s name, photo and personal details about her life. An anti-government group’s members tried to videotape the woman after she testified in a hearing. In an interview with The Associated Press, she described the harrassment as overwhelming. She wants the Legislature to protect others from similar harassment. 

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