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Politics Former Rep. Katie Hill's father pushes for prosecution of 'evil' estranged husband

15:00  30 october  2019
15:00  30 october  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

House ethics committee investigating allegations against California Rep. Katie Hill

  House ethics committee investigating allegations against California Rep. Katie Hill Rep. Katie Hill (D-Santa Clarita) is under investigation by the House Committee on Ethics after allegations that she engaged in an affair with a congressional aide were made public last week. In a statement, Committee Chairman Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and ranking member Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Tex.) said the committee was aware that Hill "may have engaged in a sexual relationship with an individual on her congressional staff," an allegation HillIn a statement, Committee Chairman Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and ranking member Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-Tex.) said the committee was aware that Hill "may have engaged in a sexual relationship with an individual on her congressional staff," an allegation Hill has refuted.

The father of former Rep . Katie Hill , who stepped down this week after nude photos of her were leaked amid allegations of inappropriate sexual relations with a congressional staffer, attacked his daughter' s estranged husband as "wicked" and " evil " on Tuesday. "I have remained.

The father of former Rep . Katie Hill , who stepped down this week after nude photos of her were leaked amid allegations of inappropriate sexual relations with a 6, 2018, file photo, Katie Hill speaks during an interview after voting in Agua Dulce, Calif. Like the former representative , who blamed her

The father of former Rep. Katie Hill, who stepped down this week after nude photos of her were leaked amid allegations of inappropriate sexual relations with a congressional staffer, attacked his daughter's estranged husband as "wicked" and "evil" on Tuesday.

a close up of a woman wearing a white shirt: In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Katie Hill speaks during an interview after voting in Agua Dulce, Calif.© Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP, File In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Katie Hill speaks during an interview after voting in Agua Dulce, Calif.

"I have remained silent and watched as Katie and our entire family has had to endure the spectacle created when her estranged husband, sent 'revenge porn' to RedState and/or some other British tabloid," Michael Hill said in a statement given exclusively to ABC News. "The fact that Kenny Heslep would do such a thing is unfathomable and appalling, especially considering that they were together since Katie was in high school and this is a woman that he purportedly loved and cared about."

Police: Man arrested in slaying of his estranged wife in Clermont County

  Police: Man arrested in slaying of his estranged wife in Clermont County A 55-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the Wednesday night slaying of his estranged wife, police said Thursday. Authorities say the body of Jeanette Hayes, 55, of Union Township, was found at an undisclosed location of Sportswood Common. Authorities said they were initially called to the area for reports of gunshots, and later found Hayes shot to death. After interviewing witnesses, police said they identified 55-year-old James Hayes as a suspect in the slaying. James Hayes is the estranged husband of Jeanette Hayes. James Hayes was taken into custody in Pierce Township without incident. He is being held in the Clermont County Jail on a murder charge.

The husband of Rep . Katie Hill has filed for divorce, less than a year after she won her seat in Congress. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Kenny Heslep filed to end their marriage today in Los Angeles County Court.

Representative Katie Hill is stepping down from her position amid a whirlwind of personal and political scandal involving alleged affairs and leaked nude photos. The news was announced Sunday evening via Hill ' s official Twitter account.

(MORE: In video, Rep. Katie Hill blames 'Republican opponents' and 'abusive husband' for resignation)

Heslep, the husband of the Democratic congresswoman from California, filed for divorce from Hill in July.

ABC News has reached out to Heslep, but have not received a response.

Hill was less than a year into her first term in Congress representing the 25th District, in Southern California, when she resigned Sunday.

Like the former representative, who blamed her husband for leaking the private photos in her resignation letter, Michael Hill cited a California law — known informally as outlawing "revenge porn" — and said they would be pushing for prosecution. California passed the law in 2013; Washington, D.C., has a similar law.

Rep. Katie Hill admits to having a relationship with a staffer after the announcement of an ethics probe

  Rep. Katie Hill admits to having a relationship with a staffer after the announcement of an ethics probe California Rep. Katie Hill confirmed that she had an inappropriate relationship with a campaign staffer following the announcement of a probe from the House Committee on Ethics. On Tuesday, Hill said she did not have a relationship with legislative director Graham Kelly, but she walked back that account the next day, saying in a letter to constituents that she got involved with Kelly "during the final tumultuous years of my abusive marriage," the Los Angeles Times reported.

California Rep . Katie Hill — who’ s been under fire for engaging in a “throuple” relationship with a former female campaign staffer — announced Sunday that she’ s resigning from Congress. “It is with a broken heart that today I announce my resignation from Congress

Rep . Katie Hill is resigning from Congress after she reportedly admitted to having an “inappropriate” relationship with a staffer. Hill referenced the private photo in her resignation statement, calling it “an appalling invasion of my privacy,” adding: “I know that as long as I am in Congress, we’ll live fearful of

"This action is clearly a violation of 647(j)(4) of the California Penal Code because he had images of the intimate body parts of Katie, that he intentionally distributed to cause serious emotional distress," Michael Hill said in the statement. "There is no doubt that Katie has suffered serious emotional distress as a result of these images being posted."

"For committing this crime, Kenny deserves to be punished to the maximum extent allowable by law," he added. "As a father, I wish worse for him."

(MORE: Rep. Katie Hill resigns from Congress amid allegations of inappropriate relationships with staffers)

Hill's resignation came less than a week after the House Ethics Committee announced it would investigate her for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a congressional staffer in violation of House rules. While Hill has denied that allegation, she did acknowledge having a sexual relationship with a campaign staffer when she was running for Congress in 2018.

Rep. Katie Hill’s lawyers send cease-and-desist letter to DailyMail.com over nude photos

  Rep. Katie Hill’s lawyers send cease-and-desist letter to DailyMail.com over nude photos The website is the second to publish alleged lewd photos of the Democratic congresswoman.The attorneys, from the Washington-based law firm Perkins Coie, referred to the images as “spurious nude photos purported to be of” Hill and said she is “prepared to take all necessary means to protect her rights and to protect herself from an unprecedented, unwarranted and extraordinarily offensive invasion of personal privacy.” A copy of the lawyers’ letter was obtained by The Washington Post.

Rep . Katie Hill has announced she will be resigning from Congress amid an ethics investigation into Hill , 32, was accused by her estranged husband , Kenny Heslep, of having an ongoing affair with her Kelly also served on Hill ’ s campaign. Hill admitted to having an “inappropriate” relationship with

Katherine Lauren Hill (born August 25, 1987) is an American politician and social services administrator from Agua Dulce, California.

"Let's not pretend that her resigning is anything other than the direct result of the actions of a wicked man whose sole purpose in life, after he was dumped, was to hurt my little girl," her father said. "Evil has many faces and this is one of them."

Hill is the second openly bisexual congresswoman to ever be elected, after Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema, who now serves as her state's senior senator.

On Tuesday, former Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos filed official paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for Hill's vacated seat. Papadopoulos spent 14 days in prison for making false statements to the FBI.

ABC News' Kendall Karson contributed to this report.

Katie Hill's office receives white powder in envelope, but it tests negative for harmful toxins .
Following Democratic Rep. Katie Hill's resignation over allegations of a sexual relationship with a staffer and a campaign aide, the freshman lawmaker's Palmdale office received a suspicious envelope Monday containing a white powder that was determined to be harmless. © Win McNamee/Getty Images North America/TNS Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) answers questions from reporters at the U.S. Capitol following her final speech on the floor of the House of Representatives October 31, 2019 in Washington, DC. A Los Angeles County Fire Department hazardous materials team and sheriff’s deputies responded to the office in Palmdale just after noon.

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