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Anti-Gay Rep. Phil Hinkle Caught In Craiglist Gay Sex Scandal

Anti-Gay Republican Rep. Phil Hinkle is involved in a gay sex scandal With a 18 Yr Old Boy.

The Associated Press reports:

A published report that an Indiana lawmaker offered to pay an 18-year-old man he met through a online ad is being called a ?tragedy? by Gov. Mitch Daniels.

The Indianapolis Star reported that emails suggest Republican Rep. Phillip Hinkle arranged to pay Kameryn Gibson up to $140 for ?for a really good time.? The paper published emails between Hinkle and Gibson detailing a plan for them to meet at a downtown Indianapolis hotel.

The Indianapolis Star writes:

Emails shared with The Indianapolis Star suggest that state Rep. Phillip Hinkle — responding to a local posting on Craigslist — offered a young man $80 plus tip to spend time with him Saturday night at the JW Marriott hotel.

The emails, sent from Hinkle’s publicly listed personal address, ask the young man for “a couple hours of your time tonight” and offer him cash up front, with a tip of up to $50 or $60 “for a really good time.”

The email exchange is in response to the Craigslist posting in which the young man — who lists his age as 20 in the ad but says he is 18 years old — says, “I need a sugga daddy.”

The young man told The Star that they met, but that he tried to leave after the man told him he was a state lawmaker. He said the lawmaker at first told him he could not leave, grabbed him in the rear, exposed himself to the young man and then later gave him an iPad, BlackBerry cellphone and $100 cash to keep quiet.

When contacted by The Star about the emails, Hinkle, a Republican who represents portions of Pike and Wayne townships, did not contest the emails but said, “I am aware of a shakedown taking place.”

Asked what he meant by shakedown, Hinkle would not elaborate. He directed further questions to his attorney.

Read the full story via THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR