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Former Delaware Lawmaker in Court

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GEORGETOWN, Del.- Embattled former Delaware lawmaker John Atkins will be able to contact the woman he was convicted of assaulting last summer.

In court Monday, Atkins and the woman asked the judge to change Atkins' no contact order to a no unlawful contact order. The two told the judge they would like to seek couples counseling.

Judge Paul Wallace granted the order, but he forbid "offensive and disorderly" contact with the woman.

Atkins pleaded guilty to assault in the third-degree and three counts of breach of release. He was sentenced in August 2018 to his time served, which was 22 days in prison, and one year of probation, WBOC previously reported. 

Part of his sentence required him to attend domestic violence classes. Atkins has completed 18 of 25 required  classes. In court, he said he enjoyed attending the classes and had "learned a lot."

A motion to remove Atkins' GPS monitoring was denied but can be re-filed later. 

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