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Prosecutors: Man charged in Senate debate stomping case pleads guilty

A man caught on tape stomping on a activist outside a U.S. Senate debate in Lexington last year has agreed to a plea deal.

Prosecutors say an attorney for Tim Profitt, who was charged with fourth degree assault, entered a guilty plea on his behalf.

Video shot outside the debate shows Profitt, who was a Rand Paul campaign volunteer, appearing to wrestle political activist Lauren Valle to the ground, and then stomping on her.

Profitt's attorneys have argued Valle, a contract worker for the liberal activist group moveon.org, attempted to rush Paul repeatedly, and Profitt was just trying to protect Paul.

Court officials say as part of the plea deal, Profitt will be on probation for one year, and he will have to pay $600 in restitution for Valle's medical bills.

Prosecutors say since the incident, Profitt has moved out of state.


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