Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Ohio Constitution Party Candidate for Senate Indicted on Sex Charge With Minor

While the news story says he's a Constitution Party candidate, the wild-eyed left is calling him the Tea Party candidate since a couple of tea party groups endorsed him. If he indeed were the Tea Party candidate one assumes he'd run under their banner. Whatever the case, he's toast.
Eric W. Deaton, a Constitution Party candidate for U.S. Senate, was indicted Tuesday, Aug. 31, for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, according to Greg Flannagan, spokesman for Montgomery County Prosecutor Mathias H. Heck Jr.

Deaton, 42, of New Lebanon is to be arraigned Sept. 14 in county common pleas court on the third-degree felony count. The indictment alleges that between March 20, 2006, and March 25, 2007, Deaton engaged in sexual conduct with a girl who was between the ages of 13 and 15, Flannagan said. Deaton faces five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

“I think this is politically motivated,” said Deaton, blaming the indictment on his decision to run for political office.

“The powers that be don’t like that,” said Deaton, who said he intends to stay in the race.
Naturally, headlines blare that he's a Tea Party candidate.

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