Emails shared with The Indianapolis Star suggest that state Rep. Phillip Hinkle — responding to a local posting on Craigslist — offered a young man $80 plus tip to spend time with him Saturday night at the JW Marriott hotel.
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.”
I’m not going to post anymore but the article greatly details the account of that evening between Hinkle, Gibson (the escort), Gibson’s sister, Hinkle’s wife and family.
The Gibsons were offered an iPad, a Blackberry, $100, and then $10,000 separately by the wife to the sister to keep quiet. In other words, the public official tried to buy compliance to cover one’s sins. Look at the last sentence of the article.
She soon got another call — from the Marriott hotel. It was Hinkle. Megan Gibson told Hinkle that she had informed his wife and family that he was gay.
Megan Gibson said Hinkle’s response was: “You just ruined me.”
No Mr. Hinkle, you ruined yourself – and in your own mind, you are trying to cover your sins.