Aaron von Ehlinger booked, released from Ada County Jail

Posted at 4:49 PM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-10 18:41:09-04

BOISE, Idaho — UPDATE: As of Sunday, Oct. 10, the Ada County current arrests page shows that von Ehlinger is no longer in custody.

ORIGINAL STORY: Former Idaho lawmaker Aaron von Ehlinger is now in the Ada County Jail, according to the online arrests record. Von Ehlinger is charged with two felonies, including rape.

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He was arrested in Atlanta two weeks ago after returning from what he says was a pre-planned trip to Central America. An arrest warrant was issued on September 9 on the listed charges.

Related: Records: Aaron von Ehlinger arrested Saturday in Georgia

Von Ehlinger resigned in April after an investigation by a legislative ethics committee. His resignation came in just before the Idaho House of Representatives was set to vote on a motion to censure him.

The Associated Press reported the investigation into von Ehlinger started in March after a young staffer reported he raped her in his apartment after they had dinner. Von Ehlinger said the sex was consensual but the intern said she was forced to engage in oral sex.