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Indiana GOP Rep. Resigns Over Sex Video Sent Via Mass Text, Blames Canada

By Kate Shepherd in News on Sep 30, 2015 6:10PM

We all know that Chicago and Illinois have bizarre political scandals down to a science, but Indiana might be giving us a run for our money on this one.

Indiana State Rep. Jud McMillin, the #3 Republican in the Indiana House and majority floor leader, resigned Tuesday after a sexually explicit video was sent in a mass text from his cell phone—which he claims was stolen in Canada, according to the Indianapolis Star. It is not clear who sent the text, how many people it was sent to, or who was in the video.

McMillin, considered by many to be a rising star in the Republican party, apologized for the sex video texted to his contacts last week.

"My phone was stolen in Canada and out of my control for about 24 hours. I have just been able to reactivate it under my control. Please disregard any messages you received recently. I am truly sorry for anything offensive you may have received," he wrote, according to the Star.

This isn't even McMillin's first sex scandal or the first sex scandal of the year for the Indiana House. McMillin resigned from his job as an assistant county prosector in Ohio in 2005 when he admitted to a relationship with the complainant in a domestic violence case he was prosecuting, according to the Star. He claimed that the relationship began after he left the case.

And Rep. Justin Moed, D-Indianapolis, was forced to publicly apologize for his actions after his sexting activities with porn star Sydney Leathers (of Anthony Weiner fame) were revealed.