I go with your assumption.
More than likely the kid has been recruited by a local pedophile.
I think he was, at first, a major target for the left. He was dangerous for them, so they put in a lot of effort into distorting his reality in school.
THEN, while doing so, some liberal homo trapped him in a back room somewhere.
I'll bet his parents are horrified. I also think they know what's happened to their boy, but the money is just too good to pass up, so they won't say anything about it.