Sen. Stan Rosenberg’s estranged husband pleads guilty to annoying phone call charges


Bryon Hefner, the husband of former Senate President Stan Rosenberg, has pleaded guilty to making annoying phone calls to a treatment facility in Lincoln where he was a patient.

He was sentenced to a year’s probation on Monday in connection with hundreds of phone calls made while he was a patient at a Lincoln facility.

In December 2017, a staff member reported to Lincoln Police that the facility had been receiving apparent prank phone calls.

Following the investigation, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office discovered Hefner was using internet-based websites to make the calls.

Hefner pleaded guilty to four counts of making annoying phone calls and agreed that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him on two counts of criminal harassment.

Hefner’s probation conditions include:

  • Staying away from and having no contact with victims in this case
  • Staying away from the Lincoln facility
  • Using prank call services
  • Completing 50 hours of community service
  • Complying with mental health treatment.

The Boston Globe reports Hefner’s lawyer told the court Hefner felt his life “spiraling out of control” when the calls were made.

This case is separate from the sexual assault charges to which Hefner pleaded “not guilty” to in April.

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