[Ed. – The company you keep]
A high profile gay rights activist and Democrat fundraiser has been charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy with his boyfriend.
Terry Bean, 66, co-founded two of the biggest national campaign groups and raised more than $500,000 for Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election bid.
He was arrested at his home in southwest Portland on Wednesday and indicted with two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree sex abuse.
Bean’s lawyers insist he is the victim of an ‘extortion ring’, which they claim involves several men ‘known to law enforcement’.
The alleged incident involved a sexual encounter with a 15-year-old boy in 2013 in Eugene, Oregon, police said.
His ex-boyfriend, Kiah Loy Lawson, 25, was also arrested and charged, according to USA Today.