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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188 Mon Jun 07 10:33:29 EDT 2010 Renee Lovelace you are an enemy of women...please resign now.
187 Mon Jun 07 10:20:24 EDT 2010 Trina Johnson
186 Mon Jun 07 10:08:14 EDT 2010 Anonymous
185 Mon Jun 07 10:07:10 EDT 2010 Barbara Bell
184 Mon Jun 07 09:20:30 EDT 2010 Brian Harris
183 Mon Jun 07 09:16:45 EDT 2010 Anonymous Other sexual activity on a woman's part is not germane to a rape charge. This is law in every state. This is because anyone with two brain cells to rub together knows that a woman can say "yes" to one More....
182 Mon Jun 07 09:14:18 EDT 2010 Laurel Freeman
181 Mon Jun 07 09:00:21 EDT 2010 Ritch Calvin The actions of Dennis Nolan are completely inexcusable. No lawmaker should be making such absurd and irresponsible statements.
180 Mon Jun 07 08:57:01 EDT 2010 Anonymous
179 Mon Jun 07 07:35:01 EDT 2010 Sandra Stanford
178 Mon Jun 07 06:42:53 EDT 2010 Anonymous There are no words strong enough to describe how sleazy and disgusting this was. The fact that this came from an elected official is all the more disgraceful.
177 Mon Jun 07 03:04:39 EDT 2010 Anonymous Resign, and then learn something about rape before you speak again.
176 Mon Jun 07 02:17:20 EDT 2010 Aaron Hunter
175 Mon Jun 07 02:05:34 EDT 2010 Jeremy Hale I do not have words for the corruption that is happening in government now. Other than this is the sign that they think they are above the laws they hold us too.
174 Mon Jun 07 01:58:16 EDT 2010 Koichi Shimada
173 Mon Jun 07 00:46:35 EDT 2010 Alan Shapiro
172 Mon Jun 07 00:27:00 EDT 2010 John Irby This sort of thing should be limited to bad movies.
171 Mon Jun 07 00:14:48 EDT 2010 Elise Denlinger
170 Sun Jun 06 23:55:54 EDT 2010 Martin Cicchino Senator Dolan,
What planet are you on? Asking a woman to lie for money about her minor sister being raped. Have you no shame? Have you no morals? You must resign your seat in the Senate in the More....
169 Sun Jun 06 23:38:51 EDT 2010 Michael Betz
168 Sun Jun 06 23:09:37 EDT 2010 John Hartman This guy has no business serving as a public official. He is a disgrace and completely insensitive to rape victims.
167 Sun Jun 06 23:04:38 EDT 2010 John Viacrucis My God man, what were you thinking when you said that?
166 Sun Jun 06 22:46:22 EDT 2010 Kim Broers The perp was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Sen. Nolan's actions and remarks show him to be unfit for public office.
165 Sun Jun 06 22:38:53 EDT 2010 Anonymous Disgraceful!
164 Sun Jun 06 22:28:48 EDT 2010 Margaret Hargis This man is a disgrace, not only to Nevada, but to the entire country.
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