Senator Caught in Men's Room Sex Sting

Pled guilty in return for suspended jail term
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2007 10:47 PM CDT
Senator Caught in Men's Room Sex Sting
Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, is seen during a hearing Thursday, May 25, 2006, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Craig pleaded guilty on Aug. 8, 2007, to misdemeanor disorderly conduct after being arrested at the Minneapolis airport. A Hennepin County court docket showed Craig pleading guilty, with the court...   (Associated Press)

Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig was arrested after allegedly soliciting sex from a male plainclothes police officer in a men's room at Minneapolis airport June 11. The incident is  spelled out in graphic detail in Roll Call, which obtained the arrest report. August 8th, Craig appeared in the Hennepin County District Court and pled guilty to disorderly conduct .

He was given a suspended 10-day  jail sentence and a year's probation. He denied wrongdoing today, and said he regrets his guilty plea. “I should have had the advice of counsel in resolving this matter,” he said. "In hindsight, I should not have pled guilty. I was trying to handle this matter myself quickly and expeditiously.” Craig, 62, resigned as Senate co-chair of the Romney campaign. (Read more Idaho stories.)

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