Gay activist Bean files to dismiss sex case charges

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A prominent political fundraiser and gay rights activist is seeking to have multiple sex-related charges against him dismissed.

The Register-Guard reports 66-year-old Terrence Patrick Bean of Portland filed a motion Thursday to have the charges dismissed based on claims that a compromise has been reached with the victim in the case. However, District Attorney Erik Hasselman in an email Monday said the state is opposed to that motion.

Bean was arrested in November in connection with a 2013 incident in which he and another man allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old boy in a Eugene hotel room. Bean’s attorney has claimed that the charges were linked to an alleged extortion plot.

A hearing on Bean’s latest motion to dismiss charges is expected for next week.

Bean’s ex-boyfriend, Kiah Lawson, was also arrested in connection to the 2013 case.

Clackamas County Sr. Deputy District Attorney Scott P. Healy told KOIN 6 that Lawson is currently in jail in Washington County and is being charged in connection to the sexual assault of a 17-year-old.KOIN 6 News Staff contributed to this report.

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