Larry Craig

5:30 p.m. -- Craig, in response to prosecutor, says he committed no crime

Sen. Larry Craig has filed a response to the Minnesota prosecutor trying touphold the Idaho Republican’s conviction in a gay-sex sting at theMinneapolis-St. Paul Airport.

Craig wants to withdraw his plea of guilty to disorderly conduct last summerin connection with his arrest. His case is before the Minnesota Court ofAppeals. Oral arguments are scheduled for early this fall.

Craig's lawyer, Billy Martin, said Craig is “responding to issues raised bythe government in their recent filing. Our brief continues to argue thatwhat Senator Craig has been convicted of does not constitute a crime.”

Craig has argued that police and prosecutors failed to prove that he engagedin disorderly conduct. Police say his behavior included staring at anundercover officer though the crack in a bathroom door and then running hishand underneath the stall partition and tapping his feet — all signals theofficer interpreted as an attempt to solicit sex.

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