Disgraced Former Ohio Congressman Dies at 79

His sister, Lois Short, said Lukens died of cancer Saturday at a
Dallas nursing home.

Lukens was convicted in 1989 of paying a 16-year-old Columbus
girl for sex. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail fined $500.

The scandal cost him the 1990 Republican primary, which he lost
to then-state Rep. John Boehner, now the House minority leader in

Lukens resigned his seat Oct. 24, 1990, less than three months
before his term was to expire, rather than face an investigation by
the House ethics committee, which planned to look into allegations
of sexual-misconduct.

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