Kentucky lawmaker pleads not guilty to charges


FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT) — A Kentucky lawmaker, Robert Goforth, who ran for governor last year has pleaded not guilty after he was accused of choking a woman with an ethernet cable.

Authorities arrested Goforth on April 21 after a woman told them he assaulted her while three children were still in the home. He is charged with strangulation, assault and terroristic threatening.

Goforth won nearly 40% of the vote among Kentucky Republicans against former Gov. Matt Bevin last year.

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(This story was originally published on June 3, 2020)

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