Idaho lawmaker Von Ehlinger sentenced to 20 years in prison

By Satyajit 01/09/22

Aaron Von Ehlinger is an American former politician and convicted rapist who served as a member of the Idaho House of Representatives. 

Von Ehlinger was born on 7 May 1982 in Orofino, Idaho. He earned Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Alabama. 

Von Ehlinger served in the United States Army, where he was deployed to Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks. 

On 3 June 2020, Von Ehlinger was appointed to the Idaho House of Representatives by Governor Brad Little , filling the seat left vacant after the death of Thyra Stevenson.

In April 2021, von Ehlinger was accused of "unconsented sexual contact" with a teenage legislative intern.

On 25 September 2021,  von Ehlinger was arrested in Atlanta after returning to the U.S. from Central America, where he had been since May 2021. 

On 29 April 2022, Von Ehlinger was found guilty on the charge of rape and acquitted on the charge of forcible penetration.

On 31 August 2022, former Idaho lawmaker,  von Ehlinger convicted of raping a 19-year-old legislative intern has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the crime. 

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