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Convicted Pedophile Appears On Volunteer List For Democratic Campaign In Maine
Daily Caller ^ | 11/27/17 | Phillip Stucky

Posted on 11/27/2017 4:10:46 PM PST by markomalley

A man convicted of sexually assaulting a minor is actively volunteering for a Democrat in Maine, according to a document obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Douglas Lane was convicted of two separate counts of sexual assault involving a minor in 1996 and in 1997, according to the Maine Police Department sex offender registry. Lane’s full information appears in a campaign list of active volunteers for Democrat Ben Chin’s 2017 run for Mayor of Lewiston, Maine.

Chin previously acted as political director of the progressive activist group Maine People’s Alliance. TheDCNF reported on Lane’s activities for that organization in May after he appeared in several pictures on social media working with campaign volunteers, many of whom appeared under the age of 18, a violation of state law if true.

Chin told TheDCNF that he didn’t know about Lane’s background, and asked him to stop attending events, according to the statement.

“I am proud to be the only candidate who has consistently spoken out against sexual abuse and harassment. Mr. Lane is not a volunteer with our campaign. He attends many events hosted by the City of Lewiston and local organizations, and I’m sure he’s on lists of local activists, but when we learned of his history we asked him not to attend any campaign events,” Chin responded.

The listing for the Chin campaign clearly show Lane's name after the May report

The listing for the Chin campaign clearly show Lane’s name after the May report (Photo: Screen shot)

The document was clearly created for the 2017 election and the listing includes Lane’s full contact information, including two entries for his phone number, and an email address.

Officials with the campaign blocked public access to the volunteer list shortly after receiving a request for comment from TheDNCF. Additionally, Lane’s phone number has been disconnected since the inquiry began.

Officials with the campaign blocked access to the list after receiving an inquiry

Officials with the campaign blocked access to the list after receiving an inquiry (Photo: Screen shot)

Chin commented on the recent nationwide sexual assault allegations by pledging to look for ways to support women who were harassed, according to a Facebook post on Nov. 20.

“While so many of the issues that affect communities like Lewiston are set by big, global forces, law enforcement is quite local,” Chin asserted in his post. “There have to be policies we can adopt locally to fill in the gaps in federal harassment/discrimination law. I’m certainly on the lookout for them right now, and if you stumble across any, please let me know!”

It’s possible the Maine’s People Alliance was unaware of Lane’s legal status due to the fact that state law doesn’t require sex offenders to identify himself with neighbors or coworkers. Since Lane’s conviction occurred before the state created its online database, his conviction information isn’t readily available online, according to a statement from Maine registry supervisor Greg Paquet to TheDCNF in May.

Chin ran for Mayor in 2015, and has since launched a bid to replace Republican Mayor Robert Macdonald. Chin is heading against Republican candidate City Councilor Shane Bouchard in a runoff election slated for December 12, 2017.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: perverts

1 posted on 11/27/2017 4:10:46 PM PST by markomalley
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Sounds to me like just another upstanding Democrat.


2 posted on 11/27/2017 4:11:18 PM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

As long as he’s pro-abortion then he is “moral” in the eyes of the ‘Rats.


3 posted on 11/27/2017 4:15:06 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: markomalley

Did the “Perverts for Chin” committee cancel their upcoming Free Candy giveaway?

Pity if they did. I hear the kids loved it.


4 posted on 11/27/2017 4:15:06 PM PST by MeganC (Democrat by birth, Republican by default, Conservative by principle.)
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To: markomalley

As if the party that promotes killing unborn babies and runs the cities where children are murdered in such large numbers is going to care about this.


5 posted on 11/27/2017 4:16:03 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Prayers for our country and President Trump)
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To: markomalley
I am proud to be the only candidate who has consistently spoken out against sexual abuse and harassment.

This is so dumb. It reminds me of all those campaigns against dirty air and dirty water. Who is *for* those things in the first place?

Virtue-signaling is all it is. And then he ends up being supported by a pedophile. All fake all the time.

6 posted on 11/27/2017 4:19:46 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn(ed!) the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: markomalley

Without perverts and degenerates, there’d be no Democrat Party.


7 posted on 11/27/2017 4:28:12 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: markomalley

Mayoral Campaign?

Silly paedo, Congress is where you belong.


8 posted on 11/27/2017 4:31:36 PM PST by CharleysPride (End the Mandate. Thank you President Trump, Sens Cruz and Rand!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Without perverts and degenerates, there’d be no Democrat Party.

Party-line....Maine House-RATs oppose any meaninful sex-offender reform measures.

With the latest dirt from Congress, now, we see why.

9 posted on 11/27/2017 4:35:48 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, RINOs...same thing)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Of course. They would normalize NAMBLA if they were fully in charge. Hearing the false accusations made against Justice Moore from a party where pedophilia is practiced by their prominent members takes the cake.


10 posted on 11/27/2017 4:46:44 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: markomalley

Democrats; “What?” Don’t think this couldn’t happen.


11 posted on 11/27/2017 5:24:14 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: markomalley

It figures.


12 posted on 11/27/2017 5:50:41 PM PST by onedoug
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To: markomalley

Chin ran for Mayor in 2015, and has since launched a bid to replace Republican Mayor Robert Macdonald. Chin is heading against Republican candidate City Councilor Shane Bouchard in a runoff election slated for December 12, 2017.

Not to quibble, but Ben’s current run is not to replace the mayor who is not running for a third term. He is running for an open seat. Ben came in first in a multi candidate race in 2015 only to lose to the incumbent in the runoff. He again came in first in 2017 but is again facing a runoff election.

The kicker of this is that Lewiston is a Democrat city that keeps electing Republicans. Its sister city of Auburn just elected it third Republican in a row.


13 posted on 11/27/2017 6:45:31 PM PST by Steven Scharf
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To: markomalley

What say you Nancy Pelosi????


14 posted on 11/28/2017 4:12:02 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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