OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - State Rep. Gordon Hintz says he is willing to take responsibility for his actions after he was cited this month for sexual misconduct.
Records say the Oshkosh Democrat was arrested Feb. 10. The 37-year-old was accused of violating a City of Appleton ordinance of touching or offering to touch sexual parts.
In a statement e-mailed to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Hintz says, "I am willing to take responsibility for my actions." But he says he is concerned his "personal situation is distracting from the much more important issue facing the state." Thousands of demonstrators are protesting daily at the Wisconsin state Capitol over a budget repair bill.
Appleton police say the citation was issued in conjunction with an ongoing investigation of Heavenly Touch Massage Parlor in Appleton. Messages left with Hintz's office and home were not immediately returned.
Court records show that Hintz posted a $2,667.50 bond. The Oshkosh Northwestern says Hintz is scheduled to appear before an Outagamie County court commissioner April 27.
The Oshkosh Northwestern report can be found at: http://bit.ly/ht4Bmc
Information from: Oshkosh Northwestern, http://www.thenorthwestern.com
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