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More GOP values: Michigan Young Republican pleads guilty in rape case

We need a Conservative Values Monitor database for the cornucopia of carnal misbehavior by the GOP faithful. The former head of the Michigan Federation of Young Republicans — once gave a speech at the 1992 Republican National Convention and was called  “one of the rising stars of GOP politics in America.”  His organization’s we site declared that “Mike has earned a great name for himself.” Apparently now that would be as a rapist. (Cleveland.com):

Michael Flory, a 32-year-old attorney from Jackson, Mich., pleaded guilty to sexual battery on the day he was to stand trial for rape.

The teary-eyed college student he overpowered in a downtown hotel room gasped and dabbed her eyes as Flory replied to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Peter Corrigan’s question, “Are you indeed guilty?”

“Sure – yeah,” Flory said.

…Flory is also a licensed insurance broker; Corrigan warned him that the guilty plea places both professional licenses in jeopardy of revocation. Assistant County Prosecutor Carol Skutnik said Flory’s lawyers, Henry Hilow and Bill McGinty, surprised her with a plea offer as trial witnesses from several states were arriving to testify.

The plea bargain, she said, doesn’t include any suggestion of leniency, and the state will seek incarceration. She also said she hopes to present evidence of several “other incidents of sexual misconduct” in which Flory took advantage of vulnerable young women.

True to form, the Republican organization had been smearing the victim because of her charge that  Flory raped her.

Hat tip, Dimitri.

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