Hold Dennis Nolan Accountable!

Incumbent State Senator Dennis Nolan has been caught on tape allegedly offering to bribe the parents of a rape victim in an effort to protect the man who was convicted in the case:

A Las Vegas woman said Thursday that state Sen. Dennis Nolan showed signs of "complete insanity" by offering her money if she would tell the truth about a rape involving her ex-husband and sister. (…)

In the message, he talks about making it "very financially beneficial" if Lawes would tell the truth about the 2008 court case in which her then-husband, Gordon Lawes, now 29, was convicted of raping her then 16-year-old sister. Gordon Lawes received a prison sentence of at least 10 years.

Nolan left the message himself on the Lewes family’s answering machine. And, so there’s no doubt about the content and context of that message, you can listen for yourself below:

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Join us in demanding that Senator Dennis Nolan resign for taking this despicable action!

Dennis Nolan has disgraced his office, his state, and everyone who has ever been personally affected by domestic violence or sexual assault. I call on him to resign from office immediately.
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213 Wed Jun 16 15:40:51 EDT 2010 Anonymous
212 Wed Jun 16 14:07:29 EDT 2010 Vicki Impoco
211 Wed Jun 16 12:37:23 EDT 2010 Anonymous
210 Wed Jun 16 10:39:50 EDT 2010 Patricia Hughes
209 Wed Jun 16 10:21:13 EDT 2010 Christina Hughes Not only should you resign Senator, but you should spend a minimum of a week in a center that works with rape and domestic violence survivors to try and gain some insight into the traumatic nature of these More....
208 Wed Jun 16 09:39:59 EDT 2010 Amanda Tempel I agree. Rape is rape. Shame on you soon to be ex-senator!
207 Tue Jun 15 15:29:04 EDT 2010 Andrea Rape is rape. Shame on you soon to be ex-senator!
206 Tue Jun 08 21:07:39 EDT 2010 Anonymous
205 Tue Jun 08 15:56:29 EDT 2010 Maneesh Pangasa
204 Tue Jun 08 11:01:24 EDT 2010 Melinda Manning
203 Tue Jun 08 04:37:51 EDT 2010 Seth Matthews 203 -->202Her sexual activity or promiscuity is irrelevant. She could have sex with 34 people 8 times a day and if she did not wish to have sex with the rapist, it would still be rape. This is simply sickening.
202 Mon Jun 07 20:42:08 EDT 2010 Jessica Powell
201 Mon Jun 07 19:58:32 EDT 2010 Chuck Coronella
200 Mon Jun 07 19:01:30 EDT 2010 Mr E Way to go senator!!! Keep up the good work. You make me proud to be an american!!!
199 Mon Jun 07 17:13:07 EDT 2010 Rebecca Clark This is a downright disgusting display of not only sexism but a disgusting lack of humanity. Frankly stuff like this should be punished by jail time.
198 Mon Jun 07 16:35:38 EDT 2010 Anonymous What a sick and disgusting piece of filth you are, Nolan, and you claim to be a "christian"? His district needs to be aware of what a pig this dude is. He needs to be exposed for the filth he is and resign, More....
197 Mon Jun 07 14:47:45 EDT 2010 Peter Cohen
196 Mon Jun 07 14:44:31 EDT 2010 Jean Hodgins Shame on you Senator!
195 Mon Jun 07 14:42:51 EDT 2010 Claudia Arregoces Disgusting. Get this rat bastard out of office and into jail NOW.
194 Mon Jun 07 14:33:46 EDT 2010 Sean Signore
193 Mon Jun 07 13:50:37 EDT 2010 Davis Carol Sounds like a Republican. Get him out of office and don't let him back in. Isn't this prosecutable? Witness tampering?
192 Mon Jun 07 13:15:47 EDT 2010 Katherine Brechtel
191 Mon Jun 07 13:02:43 EDT 2010 Rachel Maley
190 Mon Jun 07 12:48:45 EDT 2010 Diane Arceneaux
189 Mon Jun 07 12:21:28 EDT 2010 Frank Palmer "Rape" means that the specific sexual act ws non-consensual. IT isn't abviated because others of teh same age group have engaged in consensual sexual activity.
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