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Former L.A. Republican Party Head Arrested For Allegedly Sexting Underage Teen

Uh oh. The former head of the Republican Party in Los Angeles County has been arrested for allegedly sexting and underage teen. 

LAist reports:

The former executive director of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County was arrested yesterday on suspicion of sexting an underage teen.

Scott Hounsell, 30, was arrested in Los Angeles at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, according to City News Service. LAPD Officer Bruce Borihanh told the news service, "Officers conducted a child sexual exploitation investigation. During their interview with the 16-year-old victim, she identified the suspect, Scott Hounsell, as the person who had engaged in sexually explicit chats with her via a social media website."

Hounsell was arrested and booked on suspicion of sending harmful matter to a child, and his bail was set at $40,000. He was released at 4:45 p.m. Friday. There were few other details about the case or when it took place.

Housell had been an employee of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County up until June 15 when he resigned, according to a statement from the group.


We guess the inappropriate sexting's happening on both sides of the political aisle. Let's at least keep it to people 18 and older, folks. 


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