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Thu Oct 15, 2020, 11:26 PM

Las Vegas GOP consultant arrested for raping a woman he met on a dating app

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https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/sex-crimes/ex-gop-consultant-from-las-vegas-arrested-in-atlanta-rape-case-2149917/

Las Vegas Republican consultant Benjamin Sparks was arrested this Tuesday in connection with a rape in Atlanta, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Las Vegas GOP consultant arrested for raping a woman he met on a dating app
Published 9 hours ago on October 15, 2020By Sky Palma

The allegations come from a Georgia woman identified as Dawn Marie Budway, who says Sparks raped her at an Airbnb after the two met on a dating app in late September. Budway has repeatedly criticized authorities for not arresting him sooner.

More family values?

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SheltieLover Oct 15 OP
bullwinkle428 Oct 15 #1
SheltieLover Oct 15 #2
DawnMarie Oct 16 #3
gopiscrap Oct 16 #5
vercetti2021 Oct 16 #4

Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 11:36 PM

1. Not his first crime against women. From the article...

Last year, prosecutors in Las Vegas dismissed four counts of second-degree kidnapping and one count of sexually motivated coercion against Sparks.

He had been accused of sexually enslaving and assaulting his former fiancee.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 11:40 PM

2. Pos repuke!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:04 PM

3. I am Dawn Marie...

Thank you for sharing my story. I am Dawn Marie. It is important to get my story and others like them (sadly there are many, too many) to bring awareness and to put an end to rape and violence, and to change legislation and the processes that deal with these horrors in our lives. I ask that this does not get politicized, AT ALL. By making my story and the stories of the other survivors of Benjamin Sparks about politics, you dismiss US. You make it about your agendas, the media agendas, political fodder, rape culture, perpetrators, and attitudes remain unchecked. Rape goes unchecked... The laws surrounding it stay stagnant. The processes for survivors and justice do not move forward. Please I beg of you, for my sisters out there... Do not make my story about an agenda. I survived, many do not. Thank you.
Regards,
Dawn Marie

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Response to DawnMarie (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 02:10 PM

5. welcome to DU

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 01:10 PM

4. Death penalty

Only time I support it is for rapists and animal abusers.

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