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Jury convicts ex-congressional aide of indecent assault

READING, Pa. (AP) – A former Pennsylvania congressional aide has been convicted of indecent assault after prosecutors say he climbed into bed with another man and sexually assaulted him while he was asleep.

Jurors on Thursday convicted 56-year-old Timothy Smith of a misdemeanor count of indecent assault. The jury deadlocked on a felony count of aggravated indecent assault.

Smith worked as an administrative assistant for former U.S. Rep. Tim Holden.

Smith’s attorney says his client is disappointed by the verdict and says they’ll explore their options.

A 21-year-old man testified that he had been drinking at Smith’s Muhlenberg Township home seven years ago. He said he awoke to Smith sexually assaulting him.

The Associated Press doesn’t generally identify victims of sexual assault.

Sentencing is scheduled for late March.

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