Ex-New Hampshire lawmaker to plead guilty in drug, sex case

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Posted: May 09, 2017 12:07 AM

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire lawmaker is scheduled to plead guilty to charges of drug possession and trying to lure a 14-year-old girl over Facebook into a sexual encounter.

Kyle Tasker is expected to enter the plea Tuesday. Authorities say he tried to lure an undercover police officer, posing as the girl. They say he offered alcohol and marijuana and proposed sexual encounters.

The 31-year-old Tasker was scheduled for trial this month. The Nottingham Republican resigned in March 2016.

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A prosecutor says Tasker would receive three to 10 years in prison under a negotiated sentence and can ask that six months be suspended off the minimum term if he completes a sex offender program.