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Idaho lawmaker who shared rape accuser’s name faces hearing

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker who publicized the name of an intern who accused another state lawmaker of rape will face a legislative ethics hearing next month.

The House Ethics Committee announced Tuesday it found probable cause Republican Rep. Priscilla Giddings engaged in “conduct unbecoming a representative."

This year, she shared links to a far-right blog post that included the intern’s name, photo and details about her life with thousands of people in a newsletter and on social media.

Giddings claimed on Facebook that a political rival was pushing for the ethics hearing as a form of “dirty politics.”

The 19-year-old intern had reported that then-Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger raped her. He denied wrongdoing but resigned.

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