Thursday, December 17, 2009

Alaska's Sex Scandal Erupts

Bill Allen (pictured), the government's star witness in the trial against former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska, allegedly had an unusual sexual appetite according to news reports from Alaska.

The charges and convictions against former Senator Stevens were dropped last April because of prosecutorial misconduct. Last month, we reported that prosecutors of the Rove Republican Racket manipulated and intimidated Allen by holding a stick: investigations of inappropriate sexual relations.

Now the truth is out. According to a report from the Anchorage Daily News:

Anchorage resident Lisa Moore says she traded sex with then-Veco boss Bill Allen in 1996 for an apartment, money and jewelry. He was 59; she was 19. She also says she introduced him to a 15-year-old girl who became his sex partner. But the next year, an ex-boyfriend of Moore's got into legal trouble and threatened to blow the whistle on Allen's relationship with Moore and other teens, including the 15-year-old, Moore said, triggering a string of alleged cover-ups that now threaten to undermine the Alaska political corruption investigation.

Allen's conduct with that underage girl and at least one other has been the subject of an active Anchorage police investigation since 2008. That inquiry developed more urgency last spring when a prosecutor with the Justice Department's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section joined local detectives in the case and began traveling to Anchorage to interview witnesses, including a visit just last week.

But long before the authorities got involved, Allen reportedly went to great lengths to keep his sexual activities secret. When Moore told Allen she expected to be called as a witness at her ex-boyfriend's trial and forced to reveal Allen's seamy and possibly criminal private life, Allen immediately sent her, her brother and her fiance on the lam to California to prevent her from being subpoenaed, Moore told n Anchorage police detective and elaborated in recent interviews with the Daily News.
Read more here.