Kyle Tasker

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A former New Hampshire lawmaker who pleaded guilty to charges of drug possession and trying to lure a 14-year-old girl over Facebook into a sexual encounter has been granted work release.

Kyle Tasker pleaded guilty in 2017 and was sentenced to three to 10 years in jail. The Nottingham Republican resigned in March 2016.

On Thursday, a Rockingham County Superior Court judge approved Tasker's work release. It had been recommended by the state prisons but opposed by prosecutors, who said the victim in the case was against it.

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  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 former New Hampshire state lawmaker charged with trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into a sexual encounter has been accused of drunken driving following a three-car accident.

Former state Rep. Kyle Tasker, a 31-year-old Republican, resigned in March after his arrest on drug charges and a charge of trying to lure a minor for sex. He and his lawyer haven't commented.

Police took a report of a car swerving all over Route 125 in Rochester at about 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, then came upon the accident farther south.

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  Prosecutors say interviews and electronic evidence indicates that  Kyle Tasker used and sold marijuana at the state house, but also that illicit drug transactions at the capital it weren't  "pervasive" and no charges will be filed. 

The lawmakers named in the AG's report are Manchester Rep. Joe Lachance, who told prosecutors Tasker was "like the Club Med of weed."

Pam Tucker of Greenland, also bought pot from Tasker and a marijuana elixir.

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A former state representative from Rochester has been arrested on charges related to voter fraud.

According to the Attorney General’s Office, during the recent presidential primary Don Leeman voted in a district he no longer lived in and then tried to bribe a local employee to cover it up.

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Nottingham State Representative Kyle Tasker has resigned.

The Republican was serving his third term in the New Hampshire House when he was arrested last week.

He faces four felony charges, including one count of using a computer to lure a minor for sex.

House Clerk Paul Smith read Tasker’s letter of resignation at the start of this morning’s House session.

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A Nottingham state representative facing felony drug and sexual exploitation charges has been released on bail.

The Concord Monitor reports Kyle Tasker, 30, was released on $50,000 cash bail Monday with an electronic ankle bracelet.

An official at the Rockingham County Department of Corrections Tuesday could not confirm that Tasker had been released.

When the news broke earlier this week that state rep. Kyle Tasker had been charged with felonies related to drugs, guns, and luring a minor online for a sexual encounter, many in New Hampshire asked the question, "How did he get elected?"

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Nottingham state rep. Kyle Tasker is facing calls for his resignation. Tasker has been charged with four felonies, including using a computer to lure a minor to have sex and drug possession with intent to sell.

Kyle Tasker is accused of using Facebook to lure what he believed was a 14-year-old girl into a sexual encounter.

 A member of the New Hampshire House's criminal justice committee dropped a pistol on the floor of the legislative office building at a hearing on a controversial bill dealing with abortion.

Kyle Tasker, a Northwood Republican, dropped the loaded gun, one of two .45 caliber pistols he wears in shoulder holsters, as he took his seat in a crowded hearing room.

“I just gave blood and I might not have latched it quite properly. All I could think of was, it was bound to happen one of these days, I come here too often for that not to have happened.”