State representative leaves job amid text scandal

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HARTFORD -

A lawmaker accused of sending affectionate text messages to a 16-year-old girl has resigned his state House seat.

Rep. Angel Arce submitted a resignation letter to the secretary of the state. 

He said he didn't want his "presence to be distraction to the very important work that occurs at the Capitol" and did not want his "family, friends and supporters to be burdened in any way."

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