Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Judge tosses out controversial comment made by state Rep. Bob Allen

Laurin Sellers

Sentinel Staff Writer

11:26 AM EDT, October 30, 2007

A Brevard County judge today tossed out a controversial comment state Rep. Bob Allen allegedly made about his position as a lawmaker during his arrest on a sex-solicitation charge.

Police officers said Allen stated, "I don't suppose it would help if I said I was a State Legislator would it?'' - a comment Judge Oscar Hotusing ruled was not relevant to the solicitation charge.

Allen, who goes on trial Monday, said the comment was taken out of context and was made only in reference to where his car should be taken after his July 11 arrest.

Allen is accused of agreeing to pay $20 to perform a sex act on an undercover police officer in a public park in Titusville. He has pleaded not guilty.

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