Report: Mark Sanford accused of trespassing

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's (R) ex-wife is accusing him of trespassing at her home and the two are due in court two days after his congressional election, according to a report from the Associated Press.

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According to court documents obtained by the AP, Jenny Sanford, the state's former first lady, caught him leaving her home in early February while using his cell phone as a flashlight and filed a complaint the next day. The couple divorced after he publicly admitted to an extramarital affair in 2009 and, according to their divorce settlement, aren't allowed to enter each other's homes without permission.

Sanford is attempting a political comeback after the affair derailed his political career, and is facing Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch in a May 7 House special election. The two are due in court on May 9, according to the report.

Sanford's campaign did not respond to a request for comment.