Settlement refused, trial likely for HRC co-founder

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

It appears a prominent fundraiser for the Democratic Party will stand trial for his alleged sexual molestation of teenage boys.

Terry Bean, 66, and his 25-year-old boyfriend face charges of intimacy with a 15-year-old boy. Bean – who has had access to the White House, President Obama, and other prominent Democrats – is a co-founder of the pro-LGBT Human Rights Campaign and was a major fundraiser for the president's 2012 re-election campaign.

Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality tells OneNewsNow that homosexuals too often molest young boys – a fact he says homosexual groups try to distance themselves from.

LaBarbera, Peter"Now the Human Rights Campaign, which Terry Bean was a massive contributor to and had a very big role in, they've erased his name from their website," LaBarbera observes. "So homosexual activists don't want people to understand that there is this factor of molestation in the lives of many so-called gays."

Bean's attorney offered to the court a settlement reached with the boy. Acceptance of that settlement would have meant dismissal of the criminal charges, but Judge Charles Zennache refused, saying it would be "bad from a public safety perspective."

"I hope there's a trial in which the facts get out about what happened in this situation," LaBarbera continues. "We don't know about the [accuracy of the] press reports ... but we do know that this adult man was involved with underage boys and there is way too much of this going on. But it's politically incorrect to even talk about it."

Prosecutors say they have evidence Bean was intimate with three different boys. Bean's attorney has argued his client, who was arrested in November on charges of sodomy, is the victim of an extortion ring.

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