Eric W. Deaton, a Constitution Party candidate for U.S. Senate, was indicted Tuesday, Aug. 31, for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. A poster pictured on his deatonforsenate.com website says he supports fiscal responsibility, balanced and centered government, honoring founding principles. The poster also says, “Return moral citizens to office.”Candidate for the Senate, Cub Scout Pack leader, Elder in his church, "moral citizen" and pedophile all at once. Man. And we can't even type and sip our adult beverage at the same time. Some folks just got it going on, you know?
His website lists endorsements from Liberty Candidates, Mansfield Tea Party and Akron Tea Party, along with a national group called Vote Family Values.Now, since a group like Vote Family Values has endorsed Mr. Deaton we can only assume this "unlawful sexual conduct with a minor" charge is some sort of misunderstanding. Perhaps Mr. Deaton was just instructing the aforementioned minor in family values, James Dobson style. Also, the Tea Party in like the minors for the Republican party, so we're figuring this guy has to be the next Max St. Pierre or something.
“I think this is politically motivated,” said Deaton, blaming the indictment on his decision to run for political office.Yeah, well that's a thought. Perhaps the alleged victim was really a member of Minors for Democrats or something.
Deaton, 42, of New Lebanon is to be arraigned Sept. 14 in county common pleas court on the third-degree felony count.Umm...yeah, there is that whole possible jail time thing, but hey, adding inmate to your job duties shouldn't be too hard for someone with your organizational skills, right?
A campaign spokesperson said Deaton is still running for Senate.Good for you Mr. Deaton. After all, someone has to carry on the work of people like Mark Foley.