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Congressman’s Sex-Abuse Trial Goes To Jury

Tue., Aug. 22, 1995

A prosecutor accused Rep. Mel Reynolds on Monday of luring a 16-year-old campaign volunteer into a sexual relationship “like a hunter stalks his prey.”

“He used everything he had, his position … his office, to get her to have sex with him,” Assistant State’s Attorney Colleen Hyland told the jury during closing arguments at the 43-year-old congressman’s sex-abuse trial.

The jury began deliberations Monday afternoon.

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