UPDATE: John Arnold Found Guilty for Sexual Harassment

Published 05/07 2014 03:04PM

Updated 05/07 2014 03:58PM

UPDATE (4:00 P.M.): A change of fortune for former Kentucky State Representative John Arnold of Sturgis.

The Kentucky Ethics Commission has found him guilty of three counts of ethics violations. This comes about a month after the same panel failed to find him guilty of the charges.

The commission reheard the case because several members were absent at the last meeting, and the vote did not get a majority of commission members.

Arnold resigned his position following sexual harassment allegations. The commission also voted to fine Arnold $3,000.

The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission will reopen the case involving former State Representative John Arnold.

This decision comes after one of the members, Vernie McGaha, tried to quit over the board's handling of the case, but the Louisville Courier-Journal reports Senate President Robert Stivers talked him into seeing it through to the end.

Arnold, who is from Union County, resigned last year amid sexual harassment allegations from three female staffers.

The Ethics Commission voted last month that Arnold was guilty, but there were not enough votes to convict him, meaning no punishment.

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