Former lawmaker convicted of rape asks for new trial

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Posted at 6:00 PM, May 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-20 12:42:59-04

BOISE, Idaho — Aaron von Ehlinger, the former Idaho lawmaker convicted of rape, has filed a motion seeking a new trial.

The motion, filed Thursday, also asks for von Ehlinger to be released on bond if the trial is permitted. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for June 13.

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On April 29, a jury found von Ehlinger guilty on the count of felony rape. A sentencing is scheduled for July 28 where he could face a maximum sentence of life in prison.