Illinois state representative resign
| Updated Aug 02, 2018 at 10:17am
An Illinois state representative has resigned following allegations he used photos of his former girlfriend to "catfish other men". Republican Nick Sauer allegedly used the photos on a fake Instagram account to lure men into "graphic conversations of a sexual nature".
His former girlfriend Kate Kelly made the allegations in a formal complaint. Catfishing refers to creating fake persons as to trick others into bogus online conversations.
Mr Sauer said in a statement his duties would be affected "by the distraction of addressing these allegations. Publishing private sexual images without consent is a crime in the state of Illinois.