Aaron von Ehlinger Guilty of Rape
An Idaho jury has found former state Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger guilty of raping a legislative intern last year.
The jury came to its decision after 11 hours of deliberation, also finding von Ehlinger, 39,
...not guilty of a separate charge of forcible penetration, KTVB-TV in Boise, Idaho, reported.
The victim, identified by the initials J.V., testified the then-lawmaker forced himself on her after dinner at his apartment. She was 19 at the time of the assault.
Judge Michael Reardon instructed the jury not to consider the victim's testimony in their deliberations because she abruptly left the courtroom in the middle of answering questions from prosecutors.
"I can't do this," she said after describing part of the assault.