A top New Hampshire Democrat was arrested Thursday for allegedly biting and attacking a woman and was charged with a list of crimes, including assault and domestic violence.
Jeff Woodburn, 53, the Democratic leader of the state Senate, was charged with four counts of simple assault, two counts of domestic violence, two counts of criminal mischief and one count of criminal trespassing, according to the Concord Monitor.
Woodburn reportedly hit, bit and hurled objects at the “adult female victim” and allegedly broke into her house, which was locked at the time. The abuse had reportedly been going on between August 2017 and June 2018. (RELATED: Top Democrat Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accuser With $27K In Taxpayer Money)
A number of members of the state’s Democratic Party have since called for Woodburn to resign, including New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley.
“The New Hampshire Democratic Party stands firm in our belief that any form of sexual harassment, sexual assault, or domestic violence is completely unacceptable behavior for anyone, let alone our public officials who should all be held to a higher standard,” Buckley said in a statement to the paper. “We take these accusations against Senator Jeff Woodburn very seriously and stand with his accuser and support her during this unimaginably painful time. We are asking Senator Woodburn to resign from office immediately.”
The Democratic senator was booked at the Concord Police Department and released on a $500 cash bail as well as a $10,000 personal recognizance.
Woodburn’s arraignment is set for 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 20.
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