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Lt. Governor Scott Says McAllister To Resign Within 24 Hours

Norman McAllister
Vermont State Police

A Vermont state Senator arrested last week on sex related charges that Governor Peter Shumlin described as  "extraordinarily troubling allegations" is expected to resign by Tuesday.

There has been growing pressure for Norman McAllister to leave his Senate seat.  The governor, Senate President and House Speaker are among those calling for his resignation.

The 63-year-old McAllister pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he tried to extract sexual favors in exchange for rent, used sex as a punishment and told a woman they could both earn extra money if she had sex with farmworkers.

Vermont Digger reports that Lt. Governor Phil Scott was informed by McAllister early Monday that he would submit a letter of resignation within 24 hours but wanted his lawyer to review it.

Governor Shumlin said he welcomes word that McAllister would resign within 24 hours and would wait until after the legislative session concludes this week to appoint a successor.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Copyright 2015 All rights reserved.

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