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Former IL lawmaker faces 12-count felony indictment for posting nude images



AR-190109163LAKE BARRINGTON – Thursday morning, former State Rep. Nick Sauer (R-Lake Barrington) is expected to turn himself in to authorities after a Lake County grand jury presented a 12-count indictment Wednesday. Sauer is charged with posting without permission nude photos of two women on a fake social media account. 

Sauer resigned from his Illinois House seat last year when an ex-girlfriend publicly accused Sauer of posting nude photos of her and using the account to pretend being the woman and developing lewd online conversations with men. Reports suggest authorities found over 100 such conversations on Sauer's laptop confiscated during investigation.

The Lake County judge told Sauer to stay off social media and have no contact with the two women whose photos he made public.

Sauer could receive up to three years in prison for each of the 12 felony charges if he is found guilty.

The 36 year old was lauded as a rising star among Lake County Republicans after starting his political career on a local school board, then as a member of the Lake County Board before being elected to the Illinois House. 

After Sauer's resignation, Lake County Republicans appointed former Congressman Joe Walsh's wife Helene Miller to complete Sauer's term. Miller-Walsh lost the November 2018 to Democrat Mary Edly-Allen. 


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  1. Why was he so STUPID to do this?
    Also, WHY are women so STUPID as to be a part of this?
    Anyone with even HALF a brain should know that photos or electronic versions of them can be sent anywhere, any time, and never really “go away.”