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Gay Massachusetts Official Cleared in Fla. Sex Assault Case

Carl Stanley McGee. a 38-year-old aide to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick who stood accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old male at a steam room in December at the Gasparilla Inn on the island of Boca Grande on Florida's west coast, has had the case against him dropped.

McgeeThe Boston Globe reports: "For months, officials considered filing charges against Charles Stanley McGee, assistant secretary for policy and planning in Massachusetts, but were unable to make a case. 'I do not believe that there is sufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt,' Assistant State Attorney Francine H. Donnorummo said in a statement yesterday. 'Consistent with our legal and ethical considerations, I am therefore declining to file formal charges.' Investigators had no DNA evidence or witnesses corroborating the teenager's story, according to the statement, which outlined the problems in the case."

The paper reports that it's unclear whether or not McGee, a Rhodes scholar and Harvard Law School graduate who was "instrumental in defeating efforts to overturn the legalization of gay marriage in the state," will return to his job. He was placed on unpaid leave in early January.

McGee's lawyer made this statement: "The state attorney in Lee County, Fla., after a thorough investigation, has decided that no charges should be brought against Stan McGee. Mr. McGee believes the decision by the Florida prosecutor not to pursue this case speaks for itself, and he looks forward to going on with his life."

Prosecutors clear official in Fla. sex case [boston globe]

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  1. Damn, I thought Max Headroom was dead.

    Posted by: soulbrotha | Mar 21, 2008 4:28:54 PM


  2. He may be innocent of Child Molesting but he's still guilty of Stupid Hair.

    Posted by: JeffNYC | Mar 21, 2008 4:49:24 PM


  3. You know he sucked it.

    Posted by: Pierre | Mar 21, 2008 5:13:29 PM


  4. I think he's channeling Tim Gunn. That being said, if he's innocent he should sue the collective asses off the kid and his parents for defamation of character.

    Posted by: Wheezy | Mar 21, 2008 7:04:03 PM


  5. When it comes to any accusations of underage
    activity, the gays are SO quick to condemn.

    Remember the original post? Queens were burning him at the stake. Here we have, what, three comments?

    Posted by: jmg | Mar 21, 2008 7:05:34 PM


  6. His partner is an ordained Episcopal minister and runs a school for poor children 13-15. That's the same age of the boy Carl was accused of sexually assaulting.

    Posted by: z | Mar 21, 2008 8:55:47 PM


  7. The teen had difficulty identifying McGee as his attacker, Florida prosecutor Francine Donnorummo wrote this week. There was also no video surveillance or forensic evidence supporting his claims, according to documents.

    From
    "The Las Vegas Sun"

    By the way I agree that almost every queen here has been quick to judge. I lost my virginity at 15 to a 35 year old guy. had a great timre and believe me he didn;'t molest me.

    Posted by: Wolf | Mar 21, 2008 11:37:39 PM


  8. how nice to visit here and to see people advocating child molestation - yes, i'll be happy to judge you, you're an idiot

    Posted by: lbk | Mar 22, 2008 2:44:14 AM


  9. No, you're the idiot. I am talking about how everyone on here thought he was guilty until proven innocent. Like, well, he's gay, he must have done it....

    Posted by: jmg | Mar 22, 2008 8:38:18 AM


  10. he was hardly exonerated, they just decided there was not enough evidence to go forward at this time.

    Posted by: LKR | Mar 22, 2008 12:25:46 PM


  11. The teenager's story seemed implausible to me at the time, but for those of us who weren't there (everyone but the 2 guys) it's impossible to judge what really happened. In the eyes of the law, however, unless a secret spy emerges from the steam, it seems he was exonerated.

    Posted by: Ernie | Mar 22, 2008 1:17:43 PM


  12. Most sexual assaults *don't* happen in front of witnesses, and there is not going to be any "DNA evidence" if there is no tissue or, ahem, residue transferred to the victim. Why would they expect to have witnesses, for pete's sake?

    As for the dude who lost it to a 35 year old: he was a creep, no matter how much fun you might have had. 35 year old men are well old enough to know better than to f*ck around with kids and yes, if you take a look at the world around you, 15 year old boys are *boys*, not men.

    Posted by: NaughtyLola | Mar 22, 2008 1:52:02 PM


  13. As I said in the original comments, I was molested at 16 by a guy who was 40-45. I would have prosecuted the SOB if I'd been able, and certainly didn't have a great time. Every case has its own merits.

    Posted by: Paul R | Mar 24, 2008 11:51:08 PM


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