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Ex-New Hampshire lawmaker gets 3-10 years in drug, sex case

Posted May 9

— A former New Hampshire lawmaker has been sentenced to three to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of drug possession and trying to lure a 14-year-old girl over Facebook into a sexual encounter.

WMUR-TV reports Kyle Tasker entered the plea Tuesday. He declined to speak in court. 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 Republican from Nottingham resigned in March 2016.

A prosecutor says Tasker can request that his prison time be shortened by six months if he completes a sex offender program.

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