HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC and AP) – A Connecticut state legislator is under pressure to resign because of a series of text messages he allegedly sent to a teenage girl in 2015.
Democratic House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz has called on Democratic State Rep. Angel Arce of Hartford to step down in a Feb. 28 letter that was released publicly on Thursday.
The Hartford Courant reports Aresimowicz recommended the third-term lawmaker step down after he told the speaker the newspaper was seeking comment on a series of texts that were apparently sent from his Facebook Messenger account to a girl who was then 16.
The Courant reviewed the messages provided by the teen and reported they were not obscene but affectionate in nature.
The 57-year-old Arce did not immediately respond to a message left at his legislative office seeking comment.
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