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UPDATE: Rep. Cornish, Sen. Schoen Plan to Resign

UPDATE: Rep. Cornish, Sen. Schoen Plan to Resign

November 21, 2017 06:06 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Representative Tony Cornish says he's resigning amid sexual assault allegations against him.

In a statement, Cornish says "I sincerely apologize for my unwelcome behavior." He says he reached an agreement with a lobbyist who accused him. He confirms that settlement includes an apology and resigning, according to a tweet posted by Political Reporter Tom Hauser with our sister station.

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Earlier in the day, an attorney for Senator Dan Schoen said he was also resigning in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - An attorney for Minnesota state Sen. Dan Schoen says Schoen plans to resign in the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct.
    
Paul Rogosheske tells the Star Tribune that Schoen plans to resign at a news conference on Wednesday. Rogosheske says that Schoen, a Democrat from St. Paul Park, doesn't feel he can be effective anymore.
    
Rogosheske didn't immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press.
    
Schoen, 42, was accused by a Democratic candidate for office of grabbing her buttocks in 2015. Another candidate who is now a fellow Democratic lawmaker said he sent her a string of suggestive texts, and a Senate employee said he texted her a picture of male genitalia.
    
Schoen denied the lawmakers' allegations, saying they were false or taken out of context.

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