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Florida Rep. Bob Allen Gets Six Months Probation, $250 Fine

Florida GOP state Representative Bob Allen was sentenced today to six months supervised probation and ordered to pay a $250 fine related to a misdemeanor conviction of solicitation of prostitution. The jury heard evidence last week related to his arrest in July and found the lawmaker guilty late Friday. Allen was arrested July 11 after allegedly offering a plainclothes police officer $20 for the opportunity to performer oral sex in a public men's room.

AllenAccording to the Palm Beach Post: "Allen, a Merrit Island Republican, could have been sentenced to 60 days in jail. He plans to appeal. In addition to the probation, Allen was fined $250 and must pay $245 for in restitution to the Titusville Police for the initial investigation. Allen also must attend an HIV awareness class, undergo sexually transmitted disease testing and pay court costs."

He'll also have to find another location for his hobby: "He is...forbidden to return to Space View Park where the incident took place."

Allen is lucky that Florida House Bill #1475, which he co-sponsored months before his arrest, failed. According to the Post, "[It would have] increased public sex charges from a misdemeanor to a felony. The proposed bill addressed 'unnatural and lascivious acts or exposure or exhibition of sexual organs' within 1,000 feet of a park, school or child care facility."

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  1. next time you need to suck some cock, bob honey, get a rent boy. so much easier and less messier too. i dunno, tho. used to see his type in the baths all the time.

    Posted by: the queen | Nov 15, 2007 5:26:41 PM


  2. next time you need to suck some cock, bob honey, get a rent boy. so much easier and less messier too. i dunno, tho. used to see his type in the baths all the time.

    Posted by: the queen | Nov 15, 2007 5:27:32 PM


  3. I love the way these closeted, Republican hypocrites feel the need to drag the wifey along to these court appearances and interviews. Then again, I feel tremendously sorry for the wives.

    Posted by: peterparker | Nov 15, 2007 5:41:08 PM


  4. "must...undergo sexually transmitted disease testing"???? Hells bells! I throw confetti in the air and do a happy dance everytime a hypocrite like Allen is exposed this way [no pun intended] but, Christ of the Everglades, Florida obviously remains one of THE Troglodytic states. How can such involuntary testing be constitutional? The sex act was never consummated, and would have been consensual in any case [I can see forcing a rapist to take such tests].

    Can we please saw Florida off and float it out to sea?

    Posted by: Leland Frances | Nov 15, 2007 5:44:19 PM


  5. well leland, it's about what one should expect from a state where the receipts that are spit out by cash registers have the phrase "have a blessed day" printed at the bottom.

    Posted by: alguien | Nov 15, 2007 5:49:30 PM


  6. His wife has wonderful hair. Really.

    Why is he bothering to appeal? Just move on. Quit keeping your name in the papers for the wrong reasons. Ugh.

    Leland, don't you recall that at one point there was mention of his STD results being made public? Talk about backward.

    Posted by: Paul | Nov 15, 2007 5:54:57 PM


  7. but alguien, that's what the witch at one of our local occult supplies store says as you go out the door.

    Posted by: the queen | Nov 15, 2007 5:55:52 PM


  8. If anyone should be called "Faggot", it's this guy -- as well as Ted Haggard, and Tom Foley, and Mehlman and Karl Rove and all the rest of those pudgy, Pillsbury doughboy Republican lookalikes. Indeed he is lucky his little malodorous bill didn't come back to bite him in his pudgy, skanky ass.

    They are beyond disgusting.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Nov 15, 2007 6:44:34 PM


  9. All this drama at the taxpayers expense was worth it, to show this hypocritical, racist boob for what he is, trifling, toilet sex seeking loser. Although a jail cell for 6 months with one of the black men he fears, except when doing his magic in toliets with would have been better.

    Posted by: Sebastin | Nov 15, 2007 7:05:38 PM


  10. Sebastin, throwing Bob in jail with a black cell mate isn't the answer. We shouldn't reward him for his behavior.

    Posted by: Marco | Nov 15, 2007 7:30:06 PM


  11. Leland, what's unconstitutional? A right to privacy? He's been convicted and this is part of his sentencing. Once you're convicted, you risk giving up many liberties. No jackboot thugs are coming to your bedroom door and swabbing your man bits for testing here. Get off your high horse.

    On something else... "The proposed bill addressed 'unnatural and lascivious acts or exposure or exhibition of sexual organs' within 1,000 feet of a park, school or child care facility."

    How would this apply is there were no unnatural, lascivious acts, exposure or exhibition just an offer of $20? I think the post and some here are reaching. Now if he'd gotten caught having gone through with it in the bathroom then the law he co-sponsored would apply but being caught in a sting this way, it sure seems like it wouldn't.

    Posted by: queendru | Nov 15, 2007 7:54:46 PM


  12. Queendru: In answer to your last question, don't forget criminal attempt. If he intends to commit a crime and makes a substantial step towards completing it, then in most states he could be convicted of attempt and punished at some level lower than for the actual crime.

    And since he'd sponsored a bill to make it a felony (punishable by more than one year in prison), even getting half of that for the mere attempt would be a lot stiffer (if you'll pardon the expression) than what he got here.

    Posted by: grog | Nov 16, 2007 1:30:01 AM


  13. There's no reason to feel sorry for the wives. They know perfectly well who they married.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Nov 16, 2007 9:53:10 AM


  14. What is really sad is that if it was any of us we would be behind bars with "bubba" and the key tossed away. However if one is a politician, it's not who you know, it's who you bl__!!

    Posted by: Bill Clar | Nov 16, 2007 5:19:14 PM


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