An 18-year-old man is claiming he was offered money for sex by former Indiana State Rep. Phillip “Phil” Hinkle, after the teen posted an ad on Craisglist seeking a “sugar daddy.”
Hinkle, who voted for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, allegedly sought out Kameryn Gibson in the men-for-men section on the website.
Gibson claims that he met with the 64-year-old politician, but says he got cold feet and left after Hinkle exposed his body.
Hinkle responded with an offer to fill this role and pay Gibson $80 or so dollars, and, “for a really good time, you could get another 50, 60 bucks. That sound good?” He picked Gibson up at his house, took him to a hotel room, and showed him his state lawmaker ID. Gibson got cold feet and went to the bathroom to call his sister, Megan, and ask her to pick him up.
In an interview with local Indiana station 6News, the embattled lawmaker said he made arrangements to meet Gibson in person, but denied any intention of pursuing a sexual encounter. The Star reported earlier that Hinkle exposed himself when the pair met in person.
The pair reportedly connected on Craigslist. Gibson indicated in a listing to which Hinkle responded that he is 20 years old. According to the Star, however, Gibson says he is actually just 18.
Hinkle suggested to 6News that his actions were “stupid,” but that he did not break the law. “I don’t know what was going through my mind,” he said. “I don’t know why I did what I did.”