Indiana's head of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Andrew Miller, was caught yesterday in a sex sting at a public bathroom after masturbating in front a plain clothes officer. He has since resigned his position.
There's been quite a bit of schadenfreude in the LGBT blogosphere today since Miller is a Republican, but I want to take a step out of the titillating scandal to look at this from another perspective. It's obvious that soliciting sex from strangers in a public restroom isn't the best decision and Miller has taken responsibility for that. But what if it was a political setup?
Seven other men have been arrested at the same location so far this year; all by the same two police officers. Other arrests from previous years have included other public figures. In one story the police claim they were there after recent complaints were filed about the restrooms but the Indianapolis Star reports the investigation has lasted for the past year and police know it as a "cruising" spot. Any investigation that has only netted eight arrests in ten months has to be a damn cushy job for those cops; there must be a lot of down time - no pun intended.
And who tipped off the media so they were present to film Miller leaving the jail after being held for almost eight hours on a misdemeanor charge?
I've asked for copies of the complaints from the Indianapolis Police Department. Let's see where this leads because I smell something fishy.