By Charlotte Alter
February 18, 2014

A former United States congressman who resigned his seat almost two decades ago after a statutory rape conviction has reportedly been arrested in Zimbabwe for allegedly violating immigration laws and possessing pornographic material.

Citing a former aide identified only as Sunny, the state-run Herald newspaper reports that former Rep. Melvin Reynolds had pornography he had shot with models in various hotel rooms, and owed more $24,000 in unpaid hotel bills. Reynold’s arrest was confirmed by the Associated Press.

The Illinois Democrat resigned his seat in 1995 after he was convicted of having sex with a 16-year old campaign volunteer.


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