Minnesota Democrat Urged To Step Down After Admitting Sex With 17-Year-Old Boy

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm
Kerry Gauthier

Hey, it’s not as earth-shattering as Todd Akin or skinny-dipping in Israel, but maybe this should receive a little bit more attention.

The calls for state Rep. Kerry Gauthier to quit politics grew louder Monday, as party leaders urged the first-term DFLer from Duluth to withdraw his bid for reelection following reports he had oral sex with a 17-year-old boy at a Duluth-area rest stop in July.

The calls come despite the fact that Gauthier won’t be charged by the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office in the rest stop incident.

“The situation involving Kerry Gauthier is deeply unfortunate, both for Gauthier’s constituents and for our party,” said DFL Chair Ken Martin in a statement Monday, Aug. 20. “His actions are inexcusable. No one in our party condones what he did, nor will we defend him in this matter.”

Martin joined Rep. Paul Thissen, a Democrat, in asking Gauthier not to seek reelection.

Thissen met with the embattled legislator over the weekend, after Gauthier was released from the hospital for a “serious health condition,” according to a statement.

“I shared with him that his friends and colleagues are concerned for him and his health, but also that we were all very disappointed in his behavior. I expect he will address these issues publicly and soon,” Thissen said. “As I shared with Rep. Gauthier, I believe he should withdraw from the race for reelection.”

House Speaker Kurt Zellers, a Republican, made a stronger call Friday, saying that Gauthier should resign during his current term in the wake of the public sex incident.

Gauthier hasn’t addressed the issue with the media.

The public sex incident was oral sex at a rest stop. This guy’s got a little McGreevey in him.

 

Via Gay Patriot.

 

 

 

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8 Responses to “Minnesota Democrat Urged To Step Down After Admitting Sex With 17-Year-Old Boy”

  1. Kelly Hickman on 20/20/12 at 7:53 pm

    What ?! “… it’s not as earth-shattering as Todd Akin ” How could you say that??? Aiken had words…this man used a child for sex! A very BIG diff.

  2. John on 20/20/12 at 8:07 pm

    I don’t understand why charges aren’t being pressed. Is this not a crime in Minnesota?

  3. Anymouse on 20/20/12 at 9:42 pm

    “this man used a child for sex”
    No, he had consensual sodomy with another sodomite. That is immoral, but should not be confused with bona fide sexual exploitation.

  4. Patty on 20/20/12 at 11:54 pm

    The sex act in itself isn’t the illegal part. It’s the sex act in public that requires charges. Both Gauthier and the 17 year old admit to It, and there were 2 witnesses. The concerning part is a legislator and employed Social Worker solicited sex on Craigslist. Is Gauthier married? That’s another judgement concern.

  5. Erving on 21/21/12 at 11:31 am

    What? A gay man having sex with underage boys, I thought only pedophiles do that, and we all know pedophiles are all straight, right?

  6. Barack on 24/24/12 at 11:27 pm

    The further the queer agenda is allowed and condoned through pasive, and complacent fools; the more, and worse these stories WILL become… this I can assure you all.