ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A judge has denied a request for a new trial or acquittal for a former Vermont lawmaker convicted of setting up his tenant to have sex with one of his acquaintances.

Sixty-five-year-old Norman McAllister of Highgate Center was convicted in July of one misdemeanor count of prohibited acts. His attorney filed paperwork arguing that the court was wrong to deny a pre-trial motion to dismiss the case. Attorney Bob Katims said he wasn't able to adequately prepare for trial because the state failed to immediately disclose evidence about a domestic assault case involving the woman.

The judge on Monday denied the request.

The Burlington Free Press reports h(ttp://bfpne.ws/2vW4P4J ) Katims said Tuesday that the defense plans to file an appeal to the Vermont Supreme Court after McAllister's sentencing.

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This story has been corrected to show the judge denied the request on Monday, not Tuesday.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com