Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Gay Activist (Honored by Obama) Indicted for Sex with a Minor

This is a sad, sordid tale in so many respects.

Caleb Laieski, an openly gay teen who was honored last year by President Obama at a White House "gay pride" dinner, has been indicted in Arizona on more than a dozen counts of sexual misconduct with a minor under the age of 15, according to a report published last week on Life Site News. Laieski, 18, was 17 at the time of the alleged abuse.

The report says the alleged victim in the case, who was not identified because he is a minor, was a close friend of Laieski. The two met on TrevorSpace, a social media site for children and young adults aged 13-24 who have an interest in homosexuality. The victim was 14 when the alleged abuse occured. The victim told investigators the sex was consensual, but that he felt “pressured” to participate. Arizona law says no one younger than 15 is capable of giving consent.

Authorities say Laieski is also considered a victim in the case, due to the fact that some of the charges came as a result of a three-way sexual encounter between Laieski, the 14-year-old victim and 43-year-old Chris Wilson. Wilson, an openly homosexual Phoenix police officer, was arrested last year…

Laieski became nationally known after he and a 35-year-old friend, Casey Cameron, sent e-mails to 5,000 Arizona schools in 2011 demanding special protections for gay students and threatening legal action if they failed to bring their policies in line with his demands…

According to the report investigators at first believed Laieski was only a victim in the case, but police records say that Laieski actively pressured the 14-year-old not to tell anyone about the abuse in order to protect his reputation, even after the younger boy became suicidal.