Wednesday, August 08, 2007

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Yesterday I reported that two openly gay men have been elected to lead the Young Democrats of America. Later that day, I stumbled upon this incredible bit of gossip.

From the Indiana blog Taking Down Words:

Glenn Murphy, Jr., the recently elected chairman of the Young Republican National Federation (also the RNC Chair for Clark County, Indiana and formerly the YRNF Secretary) has been accused of sexually assaulting a sleeping man. Immediately following the accusation, he came up with an unrelated reason to resign, and the YRNF cleansed their website of his name.

Allegedly, Murphy and another YR were drunk and crashing at Murphy's sister's house. The other man apparently awoke in the morning to find Murphy giving him a non-consensual blow job. The Clark County (Indiana) Sheriff's Department is charging Murphy with "criminal deviate conduct", a Class B felony.

It turns out that this isn't the first time Mr. Murphy has been accused of such a crime. In 1998 Murphy was investigated for perpetrating the exact same type of sexual assault on a different man. Here's the police report.

This story is just starting to break in the main stream media. Check the coverage at Indiana's News and Tribune and at the Louisville Courier-Journal.

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