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Hot Tub Hijinks Sink Utah Pol

A leading Republican in the Utah state legislature announced he was resigning from office, days after news broke that he paid off a woman who had gone skinny-dipping with the politician when she was a minor. In 1985, Kevin Garn, then 30, shared a hot tub with a naked 15-year-old Cheryl Maher. In 2002, Garn paid Maher $150,000 to keep the incident quiet as he was preparing for a run for Congress. "I expect to suffer public humiliation and embarrassment, but I also want you to know that I cannot allow one foolish mistake to continue to shadow my life," Garn told The Salt Lake Tribune Saturday.