Posted: Jun 13, 2011 2:18 PM
Updated: Jun 13, 2011 3:25 PM
A Rand Paul supporter charged with assaulting an activist before the November election has entered an Alford Plea in the case.
Police say Tim Profitt stepped on 23-year-old MoveOn.org activist Lauren Valle while she was on the ground before a debate in Lexington between Paul and Jack Conway.
Profitt said he was trying to protect Paul when Valle approached the candidate with a fake award. Profitt then lost his job as the Bourbon County coordinator for the Paul campaign.
An Alford Plea means Profitt recognizes there's enough evidence for a conviction, but he's not addressing the facts alleged. Profitt will pay Valle $600 restitution. Profitt, who is currently out of state, will also serve one year of unsupervised probation.
Back in April, a judge refused a request by Profitt to have the charges against him dismissed.