Former Idaho Lawmaker Focus of Sexual Abuse Investigation
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Documents obtained from the Idaho Attorney General's office show that the investigating involving a former state lawmaker is for possible sexual abuse. The Idaho Statesman reports that Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor asked Attorney General Lawrence Wasden to take over the investigation due to a conflict of interest in the case involving 36-year-old Brandon Hixon. According to an Oct. 25 agreement between the two offices, "sexual abuse allegations" are mentioned while referencing the case. Hixon's attorney did not immediately return a request for comment on Tuesday. Records obtained by The Associated Press also show that Hixon was the focus of a separate police investigation in 2014 after he was accused of inappropriate touching. Other than Hixon, all other names and ages — including the accuser — were redacted in the police documents. No charges or arrests were made. Police records show that Hixon denied the accusations. Hixon, a Republican, was elected state representative in 2012. He resigned two weeks ago following disclosure of the current police investigation.