Indiana State Rep Who Voted For Gay Marriage Ban Accused Of Setting Up Gay Tryst
After learning of Hinkle’s position, the man said he wanted to leave the JW Marriott hotel where Hinkle had driven him. Hinkle tried to stop him. The lawmaker dropped his towel to expose himself and grabbed the man’s rear end, the man, Kameryn Gibson, told The Star.
Later, Gibson said, Hinkle offered Gibson his iPad, his BlackBerry and $100 to keep Gibson from speaking with police and media. Hinkle’s family, according to the report, also later offered $10,000 to keep Gibson quiet.
Hinkle told The Star that he was “aware of a shakedown taking place,” but neither he nor his attorney would comment further. It was not immediately clear whether Hinkle would resign.
Hinkle, who is 64 and was first elected in 2000, voted this spring for a constitutional gay marriage ban. Several years ago he also was the House sponsor of the measure that created Indiana’s “In God We Trust” license plates.Click here for reuse options!
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