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Politician resigns after video of him cheating on his wife is sent from his phone

He has apologised to those who received the message.

Jud McMillin.
Jud McMillin.
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AN AMERICAN POLITICIAN has resigned after apparently accidentally sending a video of himself cheating on his wife to a number of contacts.

Indiana House Majority Leader Jud McMillin, a Republican, said in a Facebook post that he was giving up his seat to focus on his family. He said that he had made mistakes and was remedying them.

“I make mistakes. When I do, regardless of how big or small they are, I do my best to admit them, own up to it, and then start doing my best to remedy them. That’s what I am doing right now with my family.”

While McMillin didn’t elaborate on what mistakes he had made, the Indianapolis Star reports that McMillin had sent a sexually explicit video of himself to a number of people in his phonebook.

McMillin said his phone had been stolen in Canada and that he had gotten it back a day later. He asked the recipients of the text to disregard any previous messages from his phone, saying he was “truly sorry for anything offensive you may have received.”

The Associated Press spoke to two people who received the text and obtained a copy of it from one of them. The two requested anonymity because it was a private message.

In his Facebook post, McMillin, who is married, also lashed out at critics who “spew hatred,” apparently directed at him.

McMillin was forced to resign as a prosecutor when working in Ohio in 2005. Ten years ago, a domestic violence victim said they had a sexual relationship while he was handling her case as an assistant prosecutor in Montgomery County, Ohio.

The woman said in a sworn affidavit that she and McMillin had texted each other photographs of themselves that were “sexual in nature.”

With AP reporting

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