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Ohio lawmaker resigns after his computer shows topless woman to kids

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ” The Ohio House Democratic leader says a state lawmaker whose computer displayed an image of a topless woman has resigned.

The image was projected after Rep. Matthew Barrett inserted a data memory stick into the computer for a lecture on how a bill becomes a law. The Democrat from Amherst was speaking in October to an American government class of about 20 high school students.

Barrett first said he didn’t know how the image had become intermingled with his presentation. A later review by the State Highway Patrol found that the image had been downloaded by one of his children.

Democratic leader Joyce Beatty says she demanded Barrett’s resignation after he acknowledged not being truthful about the matter. A spokesman for House Democrats declined to elaborate.

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