Skip to comments.[Dem] Rep. Gauthier, 56, claims rest-stop oral sex with Craigslist boy, 17, was consensual
Posted on 08/17/2012 7:54:35 AM PDT by kevcol
Rep. Kerry Gauthier, D-Duluth, won't face charges for having oral sex with a minor at the Thompson Hill rest stop near Duluth, but at the least he's revealed himself to be a dishonest person, lying to the 17-year-old about his age and to police about what exactly happened in the woods that night.
Gauthier, 56, was then a bit more forthcoming, telling the officer that he met the boy through an ad he posted on Craigslist. In the ad, Gauthier characterized himself as a 43-year-old looking for man-on-man sex with "no strings attached." His ad received a receptive reply from the unnamed 17-year-old, who allegedly told Gauthier he is 18. The dynamic duo agreed to meet at the Thompson Hill rest stop for sexual relations.
They met on July 22 and headed for the woods for fondling and a five-minute oral sex session. Spooked about the possibility of being busted, Gauthier and his boy tryst decided to end it there, and the whole incident might never have been publicized had it not been for the boy's decision to take a leak right next a couple eating dinner in a car. The couple called police to report "suspicious activity," and when authorities arrived Gauthier was still there.
The responding officer, in a police report, writes that he drew his gun on Gauthier, who approached him with his hand in his pocket. "I told him he shouldn't walk up to us with his hand in his pockets," the officer writes.
"It was at that time I noted his zipper was open and part of his shirt was hanging out," the officer continues. "I asked him why his zipper was down and he said he didn't know.
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Because the age of consent in Minnesota is 16 it is not illegal to have sex with someone who is 17. However it can be a misdemeanor to engage in sex acts in a public place.
Pitcher or catcher?
“I asked him why his zipper was down and he said he didn’t know.”
Aliens, he shoulda gone with aliens.
Trolling rest stops is one way to meet constituents. Even if they can’t vote yet.
Consensual? Well, heck, then - give him a committee chairmanship or something.
Is it really any of the government’s business what consenting adults do in the privacy of their rest stop stall?
The media will not mention his party affiliation. If it was a Republican however ....
I want my country back.
Local media has mentioned his party. Gauthier is arguably the most flatulently and obnoxiously liberal member of the Minnesota Legislature.
[ Republicans are calling for Gauthier to resign, with MNGOP Chairman Pat Shortridge saying in a statement: “He can’t even serve his constituents for fear of having to face reporters.” We bet it’s satisfying for Republicans to be on that side of a sex scandal for a change! ]
WTH? We bet it’s satisfying for Republicans to be on that side of a sex scandal for a change? Most sex scandals involve Rats.
I don’t see how the “lying” angle is important here.
Did the kid make a different decision, based on him being “43” instead of 56?
I doubt it.
Everybody lies about sex. Isn’t that what Bubba taught us?
Anybody who reads this story and says the problem is “he lied”, is sick.
This perv was in public and with a minor. The first straw that broke after LvT was to lower the age of consent for homosexual acts.
Where is Nancy Pelosi this election cycle whipping up hysteria about homosexuals as she did in 2006 when one tapped his toe in an airport restroom and another sent instant messages to a minor?
Age of consent is 16 in Minnesota doncha know?
So do I, the CSA. This Lincolnesque republic is getting weirder by the day.
Not recently in Minnesota.
Makes more sense now. Sounds like MN needs to clean house.
I think it’s disappeared into Barney’s out door.
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