Friday, July 17, 2015

Judge rejects settlement; gay activist Terry Bean to face trial on child sex abuse charges

Terry Bean (left) and Kiah Lawson
A Lane County judge denied gay activist Terry Bean's request Thursday to settle child sex abuse charges by compensating the underage victim.

Bean, 66, and his former boyfriend, Kiah Loy Lawson, 25, are accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy at a Eugene hotel in 2013.

They each are charged with two counts of third-degree sodomy, a felony, and third-degree sexual abuse, a misdemeanor.

Bean proposed a civil compromise that could result in the dismissal of the criminal charges against him. Had the request been granted, the criminal case against Bean would have ended.  (more...)

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