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Rep. Jim Moran's Son Pleads Guilty To Attacking Girlfriend

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    Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA)

    Virginia Rep. Jim Moran's son pleaded guilty to simple assault Wednesday, after being arrested while attacking his girlfriend during a night out in Columbia Heights.

    As first reported by Washington City Paper, Patrick Moran and his girlfriend were arguing outside a bar on 14th Street on Dec. 1, when, according to a police report, an officer saw Moran "slam her head into the metal trash can cage."

    The report notes that Moran's girlfriend was "bleeding heavily from her nose and ... her nose and right eye were extremely swollen." She was transported to Howard University Hospital, and a medical technician told police her nose appeared to be broken and her right eye socket could be fractured.

    Moran was sentenced to 90 days in jail which was suspended by the judge, and one year of probation. If he violates his probation he will serve the 90 days. He must also enter a domestic violence intervention program, pay a $50 fine to a domestic violence program and complete 50 hours of community service.

    Rep. Moran told City Paper his son and his son's girlfriend are "good kids" in an "embarrassing situation."

    Moran was caught in an embarrassing situation earlier this year when he was caught on tape discussing fraudulent ballots -- and was later forced to resign from his father's campaign.