How long before we can get this Scumbag to resign? We will start the clock... Now.
Utah House Leader Admits Naked Hot-Tubbing With 15-Year Old Girl (source)
"The Majority Leader of the Utah House took a nude hot-tub with a 15-year old employee, then paid her $150,000 and had her pledge to keep quiet, he admitted yesterday.
The incident occurred in 1985, when Kevin Garn was 30, and married. In 2002, when Garn, a Republican, was running for Congress, the woman, Cheryl Maher, began contacting reporters with the story, prompting Garn to pay her and have an attorney draft a non-disclosure agreement, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.
With his wife by his side, Garn yesterday told reporters: "I expect to suffer public humiliation and embarrassment. Some lessons are hard to learn. This is something I should've done back in 2002 but I was scared. I did not want to be publicly judged by one of my life's [worst mistakes]."
Maher detailed the incident in an interview with the paper. She said that in 1985, age 15, she was employed by Garn, then 30, at his business, Pegasus Records and KSG Enterprises. Garn, she said, "struck up a relationship" with her, as the paper puts it. One night, he took her to a location in Salt Lake City -- it's unclear where -- where they both got in the hot-tub nude."
Now, I am not unfamiliar with "Non-Disclosure Agreements". Having signed one myself with my former employer. Usually they are used to apply a beat-down while the victim, with their signed consent, realizes they just got shafted. I say, no matter how bad you want to get away from these Psychos, don't sign anything! Such was the case with this little girl.
"Garn yesterday told reporters about the incident. "I can unequivocally tell you there was no physical contact, there was no touching, there was no intercourse, there was none of those things. It simply did not occur. I'm not trying to downplay what did occur but I want to make it very plain."
So, here is the million-dollar question. Utah has one of the biggest sex-offender lists in the country. So, are they going to prosecute this guy for a felony and obstruction of justice? Or will the State finally come out and admit that there is no justice when defending oneself against High ranking Republican sex-offenders?
Apparently, this was not a one-time event...
Garn denied yesterday that he was paying Maher for her silence. "I treated this no different than any other event in my life ... no different than any other event where someone feels they had been wronged," he said. "I would sit down and work it out with them and that's what I did in this case. He added: "Whether there was an election in place or not, that would have been the case."
But the payment didn't put the matter to rest. They saw each other several times in the last few years, and in 2008 Maher emailed Garn's son, writing, "nothing will stop me from getting exactly what this matter needs, and that is justice and compensation."
And in recent days, Maher has been contacting reporters and legislators again about the incident. Garn called Maher this week, but she hung up on him. That led to Garn's public confession last night.
Maher, who is going through a difficult divorce and custody battle in New Hampshire, said she is going public with her story for her own peace of mind.
After the confession, lawmakers lined up to embrace Garn and his wife.
So, now you know what it takes to achieve consensus in Utah Politics. I have said it once. I will say it again. The only ones that support a perp are other perps. As for the statement that no sexual contact took place:
Maher now says Garn is lying about their being no contact during the hot-tub incident, although she won't offer specifics, other than to say: "Let's just say this. He really loves to massage." She also says that Garn was her 4th-grade Sunday school teacher.
This guy will not go away on his own.
"With his wife by his side, Garn yesterday told reporters: "I expect to suffer public humiliation and embarrassment. Some lessons are hard to learn."
What he needs to suffer is a jail cell and his name on the state's sex-offender registry. Since that is not going to happen in Utah politics (based on all the hugging that's going on), I guess a resignation will have to do.
Oh, and by the way. I seriously doubt (my opinion) that this little girl was his only victim. The typical pedophile has 40 victims for every one that he gets caught with. Save your forgiveness for someone that deserves it.