Skip to comments.Minnesota lawmaker urged to step aside after rest-stop liaison with 17-year-old boy (Democrat)
Posted on 08/22/2012 7:51:34 PM PDT by Beave Meister
A Minnesota state lawmaker who authorities say admitted having a liaison with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop faced calls from party leaders on Monday to give up his re-election bid.
Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, hasn't been charged in the July incident, and authorities said he wouldn't be because the boy was older than 16, the legal age of consent, and no money was exchanged. Police say the teenager responded to the lawmaker's Craigslist ad for "no strings attached" sex.
Gauthier admitted to the liaison, according to police reports made public late last week. The teen told police the two had oral sex, according to the reports.
The scandal has hurt Democrats' hopes of retaking at least one chamber of the Legislature. They need to pick up at least six seats in the House, and Gauthier's Duluth-area seat is usually reliably Democratic. But if he drops out, any Democrat seeking to replace him would have to run as a write-in candidate, making the race much more difficult to win.
Still, Democratic leaders called on Gauthier to withdraw from the race. House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, D-Minneapolis, said he was "deeply disappointed" in Gauthier's conduct and wants him to step aside.
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Really old news. He’s not not going to run again.
If you actually read FR, instead of just posting....
You would know this.
Where is the press???????
Wrong party for national news coverage.
Nothing to see here. This wasn’t legitimate rape, this was statutory rape.
...And Akin is being chased out for only putting his FOOT in his mouth!
The democrats cleaned up their mess. Let’s hope the republicans can do the same.
Ha Ha, that’s too funny
It was a legitimate rape. No problem. Move along.
In a real story, the title would begin: “ A Minnesota Democrat lawmaker ...” but then again, this is the presstitution.
16 may be the age of “Consent” in Minnesota; but what is the Age of CONTRACT? This Congress Critter entered into a contract with the 17 year old.
I think they actually give you a prize in the Democrat Party for having a liaison with an underage minor.
For sure money was exchanged. That is a stinking Democrap lie. The boy was obviously selling himself.
Oral sex and other forms of homosexual sodomy are not “rape rape” as no one can get pregnant.
The Obama Administration even let Roman Polanski walk after he drugged and sodomized a 13 year old girl.
I don’t know a 16 year old who is mature enough to have sex. I know they do, but they’re children. These “age of consent” laws are just greenlighting creeps to victimize already victimized kids.
Imagine a 17 year old so psychologically traumatized he’d seek out a complete stranger from Craigslist for “no strings attached” sex. The kid needs help not perversion.
I thought Democrat’s poll numbers go UP when they commit Sex crimes........