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Anti-gay Indiana state lawmaker caught in Craigslist gay sex scandal

Friday, August 12, 2011

An anti-gay Indiana Republican state lawmaker has been caught in a gay sex scandal, accused of offering an 18-year-old male cash for “a really good time.”

State Rep. Phillip Hinkle, who recently voted in favor of a state constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage, responded to a local posting on Craigslist and offered the young man $80 plus tip to spend time with him Saturday night at the JW Marriott hotel, according to an email exchange provided to The Indianapolis Star.

Phillip Hinkle


The emails, sent from Hinkle’s publicly listed personal address, ask the young man for “a couple hours of your time tonight” and offer him cash up front, with a tip of up to $50 or $60 “for a really good time.”

The email exchange is in response to the Craigslist posting in which the young man — who lists his age as 20 in the ad but says he is 18 years old — says, “I need a sugga daddy.”

The young man told The Star that they met, but that he tried to leave after the man told him he was a state lawmaker. He said the lawmaker at first told him he could not leave, grabbed him in the rear, exposed himself to the young man and then later gave him an iPad, BlackBerry cellphone and $100 cash to keep quiet.

The young man, Kameryn Gibson, told the Star he posted the Craigslist ad in the “Casual Encounters” section under “m4m,” which is shorthand for men for men.

The Craigslist ad was posted at 7:37 a.m. Saturday. The ad shows two pictures of Kameryn Gibson, shirtless with pants pulled below the top of his underwear.

The ad’s text features one written line: “Email me and I’ll tell you everything you need to know!”

Forty-seven minutes later, he received a response from phinkle46 @comcast.net, with the email signature “Sent from Phil’s iPad.”

“Cannot be a long time sugar daddy,” the email reads, “but can for tonight. Would you be interested in keeping me company for a while tonight?”

The email offers “to make it worth (your) while” in cash, and offers a personal description: “I am an in shape married professional, 5’8″, fit 170 lbs, and love getting and staying naked.”

Fifteen minutes later, Kameryn Gibson replied: “Yes I can!” He also sent along his phone number.

What followed was an email exchange between phinkle46 @comcast.net and Kameryn Gibson. One email from Hinkle’s account asks “what will make you happy for giving me a couple hours of your time tonight?”

Gibson said that Hinkle picked him up and took him to the hotel. Gibson said he was given a room key and instructed to go into the hotel first, because they couldn’t be seen together.

Once Hinkle arrived at the room, Gibson said Hinkle told him he was a lawmaker and showed him his identification card.

Gibson said that when he got cold feet and tried to leave, Hinkle tried stopped him.

Gibson excused himself to the bathroom. There, he called his sister Megan. She said she would come get him immediately.

When Gibson came out, he said Hinkle told him he couldn’t leave. Gibson called his sister again. This time, Megan told him to put her on speakerphone.

“I started cussing him,” Megan told The Star. She also threatened to call the police and the local media.

Kameryn and Megan Gibson said Hinkle then offered his iPad, a BlackBerry and $100 in cash.

On the drive home, Megan Gibson said she began receiving phone calls on Hinkle’s BlackBerry, including one from a woman who identified herself as Hinkle’s wife.

“I was like, ‘Your husband is gay,’” Megan told the caller.

Hinkle, 64, is married, Catholic and has been a member of Indiana House of Representatives 92nd District since 2000.

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109 more reader comments:

  1. lol

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:12am
  2. What else is new…

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:12am
  3. oops guess he got cuaght with his pants down LOL

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:13am
  4. hahahahahaa!!! I told everybody that the ones who HATE gays..ARE GAY!!! Just in a closet hiding!!!! hahahaha

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:13am
  5. I have friends and family that are Gay….Im STILL HERE for them ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:13am
  6. I love when this shit happens!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:14am
  7. RESIGN!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:14am
  8. Marriott… Classy. So how does it go again? “Scratch beneath the surface of a homophobe…”

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:14am
  9. That’s some salty shizz right here lol.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:15am
  10. Hahaha, dumbass. Also by the way dude, your ignorance is showing. May Karma enjoy kicking your ass. :)

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:15am
  11. Lmao this is to funny

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:15am
  12. Ehhh stuff like this haappens

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:15am
  13. HAHA. Friggin’ closet case. Guess he was embarassed.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:15am
  14. They keep forgetting they are Lawmakers, not Above The Law Makers!! What an idiot!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:16am
  15. Beware of those who holler the louder. Remember: “Me thinks thou doest protest too much”?

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:17am
  16. Poor closet case… LOL :)

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:18am
  17. I love this stuff

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:18am
  18. Hmm. I wonder why a man who is apparently attracted to men would be against gay marriage. It doesn’t seem to make any sense . . . of course he is married. I sort of have to feel a little sorry for him, living a lie and being scared all the time. It doesn’t excuse his actions, but still, he’s leading a tough life.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:19am
  19. Lol that’s what he gets

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:20am
  20. The guilty dog barks the loudest…

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:21am
  21. Time to add him to the list of others.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:21am
  22. Surprise (NOT)!!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:21am
  23. I love a good “toe-tapping” scandal…

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:23am
  24. I love it when this happens. Politics is like the hypocrite olympics.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:23am
  25. WOHOOOO…I like like like that news! You f… haters ain’t nothing else but hidden LGBT and too scared to come out! I bet he rocks the abroad gay clubs together with his hidden lesbian friend Bachmann *LMAO*

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:24am
  26. Is this Larry Craig’s brother,lol.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:24am
  27. I don’t feel any sorrow for this pig! He is a disgrace to Lawmakers, he solicited then implies a “shakedown”…really? Hey Phil, it’s OK to be Gay today!! Really, it is.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:25am
  28. what an adulterous hypocrite.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:27am
  29. Ewwww!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:27am
  30. OOH YOU SUCH A DIRTY SLUT, YOU MAKE ME WANNA FUCK!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:30am
  31. Funny how people that are anti-gay usually turn out to be gay themselves. Hilarious.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:31am
  32. another one bites the dust …

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:31am
  33. These cases never surprise me! Why is that???? Hypocritical bigotry flourishes in the US!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:31am
  34. Another DOWN LOW LAWMAKER….PHONY ASS!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:36am
  35. Oh course. Surprised anyone ?

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:37am
  36. hahaha i love it when they crash and burn

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:42am
  37. Lets just hope Justice is served quick & seternly !

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:43am
  38. I lost most of my long time friends and nearly all my family by getting divorced and coming out 7yrs ago. The ignorance around me at that time shell-shocked me but it was esier than lying to myself. I’m sorry but I just don’t get people like him. :/

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:44am
  39. Hahahahaha see republicans always have the Gay Scandals and come out in big ways Suck It Fox News Muwhahahah :D

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:47am
  40. I just hope justice Is served Promptly & sternly !

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:48am
  41. Baha, once again.Gay IS okay!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:53am
  42. These hypocrits are everywhere!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:57am
  43. Why is it SO much sweeter when these fuckers go down in (pardon my pun) flames?

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:59am
  44. And I assume he’s married, so what a wonderful example of the sanctity of his heterosexual marriage.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 11:01am
  45. Shakedown my ass!!!! Those are always the main ones….SMH!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 11:02am
  46. HAHAHAHA Gotcha!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 11:05am
  47. He who protests the loudest…. is the gayest!!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 11:05am
  48. Hummmmm… anti gay+asking for gay favors=REALLY deep in the closet??

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 11:19am
  49. Hahaha! Whatever! Hypocrisy apparently doesn’t kill, at least those who commit it!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 11:21am
  50. Sad AND hilarious all at the same time!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 11:53am
  51. I don’t even reply back to his text for less than $700.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 11:59am
  52. The lowest of the low.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 12:17pm
  53. like i said politicians are 2 face liars.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 12:18pm
  54. Excuse as I laugh my ass off.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 12:27pm
  55. HYPOCRITE!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 1:09pm
  56. Hey…Hey…Heeeyyy….Another one bites the dust…Another one bites the dust…Another one bites the dust….

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 2:04pm
  57. and yet again…the gay ruins marriage…..soooo this is what they’ve been referring too….I was wondering!!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 2:08pm
  58. too effing funny they should broadcast this on tv if they already havent!!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 3:29pm
  59. Another one bites the dust.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 3:43pm
  60. I freckin’ Love it! LOL!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 4:03pm
  61. Another Republican hypocrite exposed.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 4:35pm
  62. hmmm hmmmm hmmmm!!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:14pm
  63. Lmfao! (:

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:14pm
  64. Shocking…. NOT

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:15pm
  65. Excuse me as I laugh my ass off….

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:15pm
  66. Ooopsie!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:15pm
  67. thats sooooo gay… haha jk blah

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:16pm
  68. Oh geez! Imagine that. Those that scream the loudest against something are the ones doing it. Hmmmm!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:17pm
  69. OOOOOOHHHHH. . . . I love a good ANTI – GAY – COMMING OUT SCANDAL . . . .

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:17pm
  70. What else is new? XD

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:17pm
  71. Of course.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:18pm
  72. Those jerks are giving gay people a bad name. This is same shit different day, the others just haven’t been caught yet. Jerks.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:19pm
  73. I can’t believe that he would send them from his person public email address that seems kind of ~stupid.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:21pm
  74. Woooooow.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:21pm
  75. Seriously? Another conservative republican closet case getting caught. The truth always comes out.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:24pm
  76. The “Antigay”people jumping up and down the loudest are usually the closeted queens. Next is Bachmann,,,,Come out, come out wherever you are.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:25pm
  77. ROFL

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:25pm
  78. maybe they should just start calling themselves the “Gay Old Party”… Sorry, old joke.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:25pm
  79. I’m beginning to think that any male in a top leadership position, who is extremely anti-gay, is more than likely gay themselves.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:26pm
  80. Homophobes are pathetic squared. It’s the not knowing yourself that is the hardest part. They can even fool themselves into believing that they are just messing around and who cares what gender it is, but they always wind up telling on themselves. I wore those same pathetic shoes until I was 24.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:27pm
  81. This was a very entertaining read. It amazes me how homofobic closet homosexuals can be. Come on… Poke ur chest out & let ur pride release…. & some how I knew he was catholic

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:27pm
  82. Lol that’s great. Who would have guessed a politician being stupid? Send some videos next time Einstein.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:31pm
  83. jajajaja Omg….That’s so funny

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:31pm
  84. Unbelieveable! He only voted against it so he wouldn’t get outted. Not to mention, LOOK AT HIM! Of course he’s gonna have to pay, but $80? No wonder the other guy turned him in. He should have offered $8000! BASTARD!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:34pm
  85. The more I see this kind of thing the more I think the ‘haters’ hate us so much is because they are us. Which is kinda weird. And also pretty sad – for them.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:34pm
  86. lmao

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:39pm
  87. they should see a it gets better video…..just come out dude

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:39pm
  88. So tired of these homophobic gay hypocrites. They are as bad if not worse than the straight ones.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:41pm
  89. Looool What happens when u go Anti-gay, You always cock up :D

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:41pm
  90. The Haters don’t hate you – they hate themselves. They secretly envy openly gay people because they don’t have to lie to themselves, to the public & the families they’ve made and eventually will destroy.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:48pm
  91. What a surprise.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:51pm
  92. hahahahahahahaha douche hahahahahahaha :D

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:57pm
  93. wow…How ironic. Don’t ya think?

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:59pm
  94. its always the anti gay ones that get caught doing the same thing they hate others for all it is is hate for themselves cuz they not confident with their sexuality

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 8:05pm
  95. And just think this jerk gets full pension for the rest of his life…..we the people….those people are so full of it.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 8:15pm
  96. Ha ha ha ha, and I would also like to add, HA!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 8:26pm
  97. And does this REALLY surprise any of us? LMAO

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 8:29pm
  98. I’m truly shocked.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 8:41pm
  99. Credibility? what Credibility? RESIGN NOW YOU TWO FACED PRICK!

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 9:09pm
  100. republicans will just kick this man to the curve and add his homosexual acts to the reason why gays ruin straight marriage.

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 9:46pm
  101. Haven’t heard this before (sarcasm intended). When will political influence be recalled for this reoccuring flaw in our system? These people have no place making laws for or against the LGBTQ community…

    Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 10:35pm
  102. Ladybird (Marcus) Bachmann is next.

    Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 3:28am
  103. I feel bad for his family.

    Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 5:09am
  104. So pathetically not surprising at all…

    Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 6:12am
  105. The faces change but the story stays the same. Give us our civil rights already! these are the people who are delaying the process!

    Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 6:39am
  106. Typical Republican hypocrite. These fuckers give the rest of us (gay men) a bad name. I try to never use the the word “hate”, but I really “hate” this kind of man. My visceral feeling is, I would like to punch him in his smug face.

    Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 10:57am
  107. Anti-gay Republicans all hate the thing that gives them the biggest boner.

    Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 2:51pm
  108. Molly, you seem, of all the commenters, to be the only one who understands the tragedy this guy is in the grip of.

    Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 1:32am
  109. I respectfully disagree on the perspective of where the tragedy is in this story. The tragedy of this story does not lay with the Congressman being married and living his life as a lie. The tragedy is that THIS MAN IS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL WHO HAS A SAY IN SPREADING SOME ANTI-GAY AGENDA. How dare he vote to keep others from getting married based off of sexual orientation when he himself CLEARLY has issues? It’s offensive that these people are in office and can banter on about “what is right” and then look at their actions. You wanna go meet men at some hotel, thats your business, you wanna do that and expect me to “understand and respect you” when you vote against gay marriage? What a joke.

    Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 1:40am