Former Lewiston lawmaker wanted for rape
BOISE, Idaho — An arrest warrant has been issued for a former Lewiston representative on charges of rape and sexual penetration with a foreign object.
A listing on the Ada County Sheriff’s Office website shows the warrant for Aaron von Ehlinger was issued Thursday.
Von Ehlinger was accused of rape in April by a 19-year-old legislative intern. It is not entirely clear if the recent warrant is connected to the case.
An investigation began after the intern reported to a supervisor that von Ehlinger raped her at his apartment after the two had dinner at a Boise restaurant.
A legislative ethics committee voted to censure and suspend von Ehlinger from his position later that month. He resigned shortly after.
This is a developing story.
PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Lewiston Rep. Von Ehlinger accused of unwanted sexual contact
PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Idaho lawmaker who named rape accuser may lose committee assignment
COPYRIGHT 2021 BY KXLY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.