NH lawmaker gets at least 30 days in jail in teen assault

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) A New Hampshire lawmaker who pleaded guilty to assaulting a 16-year-old girl has been sentenced to at least 30 days in jail.

Republican Eric Schleien, of Hudson, pleaded guilty last month to a misdemeanor simple assault charge. Prosecutors had agreed to a one-year sentence, with half of it suspended based on good behavior. WMUR-TV reported Friday after a month in jail, the 30-year-old Schleien would be able to serve the remainder of his term on home detention.

Two other counts were not prosecuted as part of the plea deal.

Schleien had denied the allegations.

He did not seek re-election. His term ends Dec. 4. Last month, Republican House Majority Leader Dick Hinch said Schleien should resign immediately and should have done so long ago.

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