Saturday, February 10, 2007

MI Young Republican Chairman Charged With Rape, Kidnapping, Witness Intimidation

from WOOD-TV

The chairman of a Michigan young Republican group has been accused of raping a 21-year-old woman while both were in Cleveland for a convention last July.

A Cuyahoga County grand jury returned a 17-count indictment Wednesday against Michael A. Flory, 32, including charges of rape, kidnapping, aggravated burglary, gross sexual imposition and witness intimidation.

Flory, who lives in the East Lansing area, is chairman of the Michigan Federation of Young Republicans, an organization for Republicans from age 18 to 40. He attended the convention of the National Federation of Young Republicans last summer.

Flory's Michigan law firm specializes in elder law and estate planning and has offices in Okemos and Jackson. He said the charges were baseless and that he would plead not guilty. "As an officer of the court, I am confident the legal system can work, and will work, to vindicate me," he said in statement Thursday.

Huh, a middle-aged ultra conservative lawyer who hangs out on college campuses with sorority girls turns out to be a complete asshole. Big surprise there.

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