PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A former speaker of the Oregon Home and present lobbyist in Salem has been accused by Portland Police of soliciting intercourse from an undercover officer. The cost was first reported by the Portland Tribune.
Democrat Dave Hunt lives in Milwaukie and represented components of northern Clackamas County within the Legislature for a decade, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported. From 2009 to 2011, he served as speaker of the Home and he beforehand served one time period as Home majority chief.
He was one in every of eight males arrested in April by the Portland Police Bureau’s Human Trafficking Unit undercover operation. In response to a information launch, officers posted decoy adverts on-line and Hunt responded to rearrange fee for sexual acts.
He’s been charged with industrial sexual solicitation, a misdemeanor.
Hunt, 53, launched an announcement by means of his lawyer, Michael De Muniz. “Mr. Hunt denies the allegations, however respects the prison justice course of and can chorus from saying extra till he has his alternative in courtroom,” it stated.
Hunt lobbies the Legislature on behalf of a dozen shoppers together with the Northwest Grocery Affiliation, the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Affiliation and Oregon AFSCME 75, in keeping with state information.
Hunt can be an elected member of the Clackamas Neighborhood School Board, and is operating unopposed for an additional time period. He’s at the moment on depart from that submit, in keeping with the faculty’s web site Monday.