ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Dakota County employee has been charged for allegedly forwarding an internal report that detailed citations of two Minnesota lawmakers approached about a romantic encounter in a park this summer.

Republican Reps. Tara Mack and Tim Kelly were cited Aug. 25 by a park ranger who said he saw them making out in a car. The pair initially accused the ranger of lying but later paid fines.

READ MORE: 1 Of 5 Men Injured In Minneapolis Shooting Dies

A misdemeanor charge filed in Dakota County Court last month alleges Thomas Berry improperly accessed and shared a document with details about that incident and others. Berry told investigators he intended to discuss it with his wife.

READ MORE: Colin Powell Dies Of COVID Complications At 84 (CBS News)

Berry works for the Dakota County Water Resources Department. He didn’t respond to a request for comment.

The Star Tribune first reported on the new charge.

MORE NEWS: Minnesota Weather: Warm Start To Week Before Cooldown Comes

(© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)