Police: McCain campaign chair peeped over handicapped stall seeking sex
"'How about across the bridge, it's quiet over there," Florida House member and state co-chairman for Sen. John McCain's presidential bid Bob Allen allegedly told a police officer moments before his arrest in a Florida park for soliciting sex. Allen, a Republican first elected to the House in 2000, was referring to a possible location for a sexual encounter that would be away from the men's room in the park.
"Allen engaged me in a conversation in which it was agreed that he would pay me $20 in order to perform a 'blow job' on me," Officer D. Kavanaugh wrote in the arrest report, obtained by PageOneQ. Kavanaugh stated that he was in the handicapped stall and he "observed Allen look over the door of my stall and make eye contact with me. Allen then stepped away and then came back to the door of my stall and looked in, making eye contact with me again."
This was, reported the officer, the second time Allen had entered the bathroom. Earlier, Allen had been seen entering the bathroom by Kavanaugh and other officers in the park.
As the lurid details of his alleged encounter with the officer emerged, Allen told a press conference he "would ask people not to jump to any conclusions about this." Allen faces misdemeanor charges for solicitation.
When his appointment to the McCain campaign was announced, the Arizona Senator said Allen was a community leader and praised his ability to "wrestle with the important issues of our day."
The report is graphic in nature and contains sexual language.
The text of the written by Officer D. Kavanaugh:
"On 11 July 2007 at approximately 1533 hours I was conducting a plain clothes investigation in the area of 10 Broad Street (Space View Park). I observed a white male driving a silver 4 door Toyota pull into the driveway, which is a roundabout, twice within a matter of moments. I recall this because I was conducting surveillance in an attempt to capture a burglar in a nearby condominium and I was concerned about counter-surveillance.
"I observed Allen walk into the men's restroom ... I then observed Allen leave the restroom and walk towards a park bench. I then entered the bathroom to adjust my police radio. On my way out of the restroom I almost bumped into Allen who was on his way into the restroom again. Allen changed his course of direction when he saw that I was leaving the restroom and went back towards his park bench. I talked with the other officers again and then entered the bathroom and began washing my hands. Allen entered the the restroom behind me and proceeded into the first stall.
"I realized there were no paper towels to dry my hands so I walked into the handicap stall to dry my hands. As I stood in the stall drying my hands I observed Allen look over the door of my stall and make eye contact with me. Allen then stepped away and then came back to the door of my stall and looked in, making eye contact with me again.
"I said 'hey buddy' and Allen said 'hi' and then stepped away again. About 5 seconds later Allen pushed open the door to my stall and stepped inside. I was standing against the far wall of the stall. Allen closed the door behind him and stood against it. I said 'What's up?' and Allen again said 'hi.' Allen then said, 'this is kind of a public place isn't it?' I said, 'do you have somewhere else we can go?' Allen said, 'How about across the bridge, it's quiet over there.' Allen engaged me in a conversation in which it was agreed that he would pay me $20 in order to perform a 'blow job' on me. Allen stated that he wanted me to ride with him across the river before he performed the act and gave me the money. Before entering Allen's vehicle I identified myself as a police officer and detained him."