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Attorney asking for case dismissal against former state representative

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The attorney for former State Representative John Arnold is asking a judge to dismiss a sexual harassment lawsuit against the politician from Sturgis. 

Arnold's attorney, Steven Downey, has filed a response to the lawsuit against the former state representative saying the allegations are too old and should be dismissed.

Arnold's attorney filed the four page response to a judge in Franklin County Circuit Court. The lawsuit was filed by two legislative staffers who accused Arnold of touching them inappropriately.

The lawyer of the women says there is no legal problem with the statute of limitations because the allegations took place over several years.

Arnold resigned shortly after those allegations. In his resignation letter, he said he doesn't believe he's guilty of what he's being accused of, but said the allegations have left him politically destroyed.

The former state representative served the seventh district in Kentucky and was first elected back in 1995.

14 News reached out to Arnold's attorney on Wednesday, and we're still waiting to hear back. We also talked to Arnold briefly, but he wasn't able to comment at this time.

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