Indiana State Rep. Hinkle: I paid young man $80 for encounter, but did nothing illegal
State Rep. Phil Hinkle admitted Tuesday that he paid a young man $80 to have a good time. But Hinkle insisted he isn’t gay and doesn’t know why he did it.
He said that he understands why he’s being stripped of his committee chairmanships and that he won’t seek re-election. But he said he will not resign, despite House Speaker Brian Bosma’s call Tuesday to do so.
And he said he did nothing illegal with — or to — the young man and that he himself was the victim of a crime. But he said he would not file a police report.
Hinkle also said Tuesday he’s not a homosexual.
“I say that emphatically,” he said. “I’m not gay.”
For now, he said, he’s focusing on talking to professionals “who understand that gray matter between your ears.” He wouldn’t be more specific about what kinds of professional help he is seeking or even why specifically he thinks he needs help.
Hat tip: Dangerous Minds