Terry Bean, a well-known Democratic Party fundraiser and gay rights activist has just made all his problems go away with the flick of a pen.
Signing a settlement to the tune of $200,000 dollars, Bean has effectively purchased the silence of his alleged 17 year old male victim. This absolutely disgusting payment for silence comes after the victim stepped forward alleging that in 2013 Bean and his ex-boyfriend Kiah Lawson sodomized him in a Eugene, Oregon, hotel room.
Terry Bean, 67, faced child sexual-abuse charges over a September 2013 incident that allegedly occurred at a Eugene, Oregon, hotel with his ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Kiah Lawson, and the teenager. Lane County Circuit Judge Jay McAlpin dismissed the case when Lane County Chief Deputy District Attorney Erik Hasselman said the teenager declined to testify, the Register Guard reported Wednesday .
The Deputy District Attorney Hasselman said that while the young man refused to testify, he maintains he was the victim of third-degree sexual abuse and third-degree sodomy, the Register Guard reported.
Hasselman said he is convinced that a civil compromise offered by Bean, which is legal under Oregon law, influenced the young mans decision. A judge had denied the offer in July.