Wonder how the press caught wind of this story…*looks at GOP*
Obama Fundraiser Arrested For Sex With Teen Boy
He’s a mega bundler for President Obama. He’s been on Air Force One. He’s shared a Christmas visit with Michelle Obama at the White House. And now he’s being accused of sex with a minor.
Terry Bean, 66, a gay activist and major Democratic fund-raiser, was arrested Wednesday in Portland, Ore., for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old boy.
Bean’s ex-boyfriend, Kiah Lawson, 25, was arrested Thursday in connection with the same incident.
The arrests follow an angry breakup between the couple, where Bean accused his former boyfriend of extortion after Lawson gained access to hidden video images from Bean’s bedroom.
Authorities said the duo found the 15-year-old online and had a sexual encounter with him in an Oregon hotel in 2013.
Bean, who raised more than $500,000 for Obama’s campaign in 2012, is charged with third-degree sodomy and third-degree sexual abuse in the sexual encounter.
Says his lawyers:
“Over the course of several months in 2013-2014, Terry was the victim of an extortion ring led by several men known to law enforcement,” attorney Kristen Winemiller said in a statement. “This current arrest is connected to the ongoing investigation of that case in which Mr. Bean has fully cooperated.
“No allegations against Terry Bean should be taken at face value. We look forward to the opportunity to clear his name.”
Good luck. You’re gonna need it.
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