Posted By Eric Ethington on November 5, 2012
Utah Representative Wayne Harper, currently running to become Senator Harper, is urging Utah courts to show leniency to his former intern, who has been convicted of sexually abusing a teenage girl.
Eric Ray, former intern to Republican Representative Wayne Harper, was convicted in September of sexually abusing a teenage girl at Brigham Young University. Ray was married at the time, but convinced the young girl to join him in a hotel room where he reportedly made her shower, shave, and then sexually abused her.
PRIDEinUtah has now learned that Ray’s former boss, Wayne Harper, has sent a letter in his official capacity as a state legislator to the probation and parole board, asking for leniency for Ray.
It seems that even here in Utah, we have male elected officials who don’t view rape as the horrendous crime it is. Wonder if Representative Harper thinks it wasn’t a “legitimate” rape?