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HRC Founder Arrested on Charges of Sex Abuse of Minor

 

It appears so far the Human Rights Campaign has remained silent about the arrest of their founder, Terry Bean (age 66), on charges of sexual abuse of a 15 year-old boy. From The Willamette Week:

The arrest comes after a six-month investigation that began with allegations Bean secretly made video recordings of men having sex in his bedroom. As WW reported in June, Bean accused a former lover, Kiah Lawson, of attempting to extort him over the discovery of a hidden camera. In the spring, Bean sought to keep the allegations secret and tried to reach a $40,000 settlement with Lawson.

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Yet the investigation—directed by the Clackamas County District Attorney's office—shifted to Bean himself and led to today’s arrest.

Bean made millions as a real estate developer and used his wealth to promote political causes, primarily gay rights. He is a founder of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s leading gay-rights organization and has given more than $1 million to the group.

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