Friday, 3 August 2018

Senator arrested for hitting a woman and biting her arm

A Democratic Senator Jeff Woodburn has been arrested for domestic violence charges after he allegedly bit a woman on multiple occasions and forced his way into her locked home.


The New Hampshire lawmaker from Whitefield, U.S., was charged with simple assault, domestic violence and criminal mischief after the state attorney general’s office said he allegedly slapped a woman, punched her in the stomach, bit her hand, and on another occasion, bit her forearm.

The incidents are said to have taken place this year and last year.

Woodburn, the state Senate minority leader, defended himself Thursday in a statement.

“This afternoon, I learned that a warrant had been issued for my arrest.

“I voluntarily responded to the police station, cooperated with law enforcement during the booking process, and was released.

“I intend to fully address and defend against these charges in court,” he said.

The New Hampshire Democratic Party has urged Woodburn to resign, as did the state’s Democratic congressional delegation and members of the state Senate Democratic Caucus.

Woodburn is set to be arraigned on August 20.

Reuters

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