Kerry Gauthier says he intentionally OD'd on pills as news of rest stop oral sex circulated

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This afternoon, Rep. Kerry Gauthier, D-Duluth, sent a statement to the Duluth News Tribune explaining his decision to run for reelection and the "tragic embarrassment" he felt after being outed for having oral sex with a 17-year-old boy at a Duluth-area rest stop last month.

In the typo-laden statement, Gauthier makes an alarming revelation. He writes that last week, he "tried to run away and escape the reality that I was facing I took an overdose of pills to not feel any pain and this resulted in my hospitalization."

Here's the complete, unedited statement (emphasis mine):
My name is Kerry Gauthier and i have the honor of representing the people of district 7B for the last two years in the MN State House of Representatives. I am here to address recent incidents regarding myself and announce response to these incidents and my future plans.

The recent incident at Thompson hill that involved myself and a young man was all over the press and has been an obvious tragic embarrassment to me. I am sorry for the hurt this has caused my family, friends and my constituents. I know I made a mistake and am determined to make amends as best i can. i am a better person than this incident would indicate and will try to demonstrate this with my future behavior. i can change my behavior but i cannot change the fact that i am a gay man and have known so since I was in college. I simply must act as a mature gay man would act and not as this incident portrays me. I also need to recommit myself to my sobriety program. i am a chemically dependent person and have been in recovery for over 30 years with one relapse. However when faced with the trauma and public shame brought about by this incident i reverted to old bad behavior and tried to run away and escape the reality that I was facing I took an overdose of pills to not feel any pain and this resulted in my hospitalization. i am again aware of the foolishness of this effort and must rededicate to my sobriety in order to survive. fortunatley i have many who are willing to help me in this effort.

there are those, particularly in st. paul that have publicily stated that i should resign my position and/or withdraw from the reelection effort for house seat 7B

In consultation with my friends and family members, I have decided to let the people of central and west Duluth make that decision.

I plan to continue in my relection efforts and ask the voters in district 7B to accept my sincere apology and make their judgement of me based on my vigorous advocacy of the interests of the district at the capitol and not based on a mistake in my personal life.

i plan to run a campaign based on that legislative record and ask the voters for their forgiveness and for their vote.

I will not be taking phone calls, questions, or interviews at this time.

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You know, I actually feel sorry for this guy.  Considering all the shit he has been through over this, I hope the blowjob was at least good.


Engaging in oral sex with a teenager and then popping pills to O.D... Yea, sounds like politics these days.

swmnguy topcommenter

I'm fascinated with all the statements people are making calling this "Child Abuse," "Exploitation of a Minor," etc.


I agree, of course.  But I would like to see the same sensible outrage directed at Prosecutors who charge children as young as 12 with adult charges; judges who sentence children to adult prison; all the moralistic sadists who cheer when children are subjected to punishment as if they were adults.


This Gauthier character is handing a seat to the opposition party.  If only for that, he clearly puts himself above any concept of public service.  It's clear he hasn't done anything unlawful.  But to do this in today's political environment is so foolish and self-destructive it proves he's not capable of being in a responsible position.

Greg Hazard
Greg Hazard

Unfortunately he was not successful! What a sick fllthy man!

TheConservativeJerk topcommenter

Did you hear that? 

Ya I'm talking to you dummycrats in the Duluth area. 

Yes, use your "feelings" and show Kerry "Chester" Gauthier some sympathy.  

Ignore the fact he essentially did a similar act to a minor as the Texas high school teacher who was convicted on five felony counts last Friday and sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with five 18-year-old students at her home over the period of two months.  The jury decided on the sentence for Brittni Nicole Colleps on August 18, 2012.  Arlington police Detective Jason Houston testified that charges were filed because "18 or not, it's a crime" for a teacher to have sex with her students.

Two former students told jurors their relationships with Colleps began with the exchange of text messages that quickly turned sexual.

A 19-year-old testified that he had gone to Colleps' home twice with friends and they all engaged in sexual conduct.

A former student who is now 20 testified that he engaged in group sex and recorded his last encounter on a cell phone. He said initially the students spoke of the importance of keeping their activities quiet because they didn't want their teacher to get in trouble.

“But, but, but they were over sixteen and they were consenting.”   She should have become a teacher in Minnesota, because we’re “Minnesota Nice” to pedophiles…

MicheleBachmann topcommenter

He should be committed.  What a nut to think he should still be running for office.  He has completely lost his mind. 


 @swmnguy Because children as young as 12 who murder innocent people all in the name of gang affiliation not only deserve to be charged as adults, they deserve to be slaughtered in a slow-moving meat grinder.  That's why.  


 @TheConservativeJerk The real question here is, "Did Gauthier swallow?"  That is what we all are dying to know!  His teeth are yellow for a reason!

TheConservativeJerk topcommenter


Teenage girls usually take pills as a fake attempt to commit suicide. 

Purely a cry for help and sympathy.

A real suicide attempt would be to talk face to face with this boy’s family

TheConservativeJerk topcommenter


Comprehension man, comprehension! 

I wrote that as if I was speaking through the eyes of a sick and twisted child molester. 

But hey, I give ya an "A" for creative interpretation…

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