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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg speaks to reporters outside his office at the Statehouse to reporters in Boston. The Thursday, March 29, 2018 indictment of Bryon Hefner, Rosenberg's husband, came months after The Boston Globe reported on allegations that Hefner sexually harassed or abused several men, some of whom had business before the Legislature. (AP Photo/Bob Salsberg)
March 29, 2018 - 4:43 PM

BOSTON - The Latest on the indictment of former Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg on sexual assault charges (all times local):

7:15 p.m.

A lawyer for the husband of former Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg says he plans to plead not guilty to charges of sexual assault, distributing nude photos without consent and criminal lewdness.

The state attorney general's office says 30-year-old Bryon Hefner was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday and is scheduled to be arraigned next month.

Hefner's lawyer says he looks forward to contesting the evidence and confronting the witnesses against him in court.

Prosecutors say Hefner sexually assaulted three victims. They say he also obtained nude and partially-nude photos of another victim without the person's knowledge and sent or showed the photos to other people.

Rosenberg, a Democrat, stepped down as Senate president in December after The Boston Globe first reported on the allegations against Hefner.

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5:05 p.m.

The husband of state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg has been indicted on charges of sexual assault, distributing nude photos without consent and criminal lewdness.

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's office says 30-year-old Bryon Hefner was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday and is scheduled to be arraigned in the Suffolk Superior Court next month.

Prosecutors say Hefner sexually assaulted three victims. They say he also obtained nude and partially-nude photos of another victim without the person's knowledge and sent or showed the photos to other people.

Rosenberg stepped down as senate president after The Boston Globe reported on allegations that Hefner sexually harassed or abused several men, some of whom had business before the Legislature. Hefner and Rosenberg have separated.

Hefner's attorney didn't immediately return a phone message on Thursday.

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