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Oct 29, 2010 9:54 PM

Paul Supporter Charged With Assault Gets Court Date

LEXINGTON. (AP) - The central Kentucky man who was videotaped stepping on a woman outside a U.S. Senate debate has been charged with misdemeanor assault.

Tim Profitt and other supporters of Republican Rand Paul were filmed restraining a woman attempting to give the candidate a mock award. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Profitt will go before a district judge in Lexington on Nov. 18 on a fourth-degree assault charge.

A criminal summons says Profitt "intentionally placed his foot on the shoulder/head region on the victim."

The Paul campaign dropped the 53-year-old Profitt as a coordinator in Bourbon County after the incident.

Paul's opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, has used the incident to criticize Paul and state Democrats used the footage in a TV ad.
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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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