Free shipping over $99 | Interest Free *no credit check* financing is available!

A Gay Voyeuristic Sex Scandal Is Currently Rocking The Baltimore City Council Election

by Graham Gremore April 01, 2016


They say politics is a dirty game, and that’s certainly the case in Baltimore right now.

38-year-old Kelly Cross is an openly gay legal technical consultant and volunteer civic activist. He’s also one of seven candidates currently running in the Democratic primary for the Baltimore City Council. And he has a sex scandal on his hands.

Related: You Won’t Believe What This Cop Did In Public Restrooms To Get Himself Arrested

A little backstory: In 2009, Cross pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of voyeurism as part of a plea bargain. The plea came after he confessed to secretly recording a half naked man, who happened to be a former Boston police officer and former prosecutor with the D.C. Office of the Attorney General, as he undressed inside a gym locker room. Police later uncovered video on Cross’s camera that showed several seconds of the man in the locker room. A Superior Court judge sentenced Cross to 180 days in jail, three years of supervised probation and a $50 fine.

Cut to seven years later. Cross is in the home stretch of a hotly contested primary race for Baltimore City Council against six other Democratic candidates. He thought that whole locker room voyeurism thing was behind him. Turns out, it wasn’t.

Related: These Locker Room Confessions Will Make You Renew That Gym Membership…Or Cancel It

In the past couple of weeks, at least two different anti-Cross fliers have begun circulating around town. One of them wrongly accuses him of being a “convicted sex offender.” The other exposes his 2009 arrest and includes web addresses to articles about his case, including a 47-page report released by a Hearing Committee of the D.C. Court of Appeals Board on Professional Responsibility last year recommending he have his license to practice law suspended after pleading guilty to “criminal acts reflecting adversely on honesty, fitness, or trustworthiness.”

Cross tells the Washington Blade that the fliers are “homophobic and aimed at discrediting his campaign to become Baltimore’s first out gay member of the City Council.”

Related: College Voyeur Sneaks Into Frat Boy’s Bedroom, Fondles Him In His Sleep

He also says he regrets accepting the plea bargain back in 2009, claiming he was intimidated into doing so after police raided his and his husband’s apartment and confiscated their laptops and cell phones. Nothing improper or illegal was ever uncovered on their equipment, and it was later returned to them “wiped clean.”

“In retrospect I should have done that probably–fought harder,” Cross says. “But it seemed like it was going to be too much money and too little upside, especially when all they’re saying to you is pay this fine and take probation and we’ll leave you alone.”

“It was just like OK, fine, leave me alone. This whole thing is going to go away,” he continues. “But it hasn’t.”

Cross believes he knows who might be responsible for the fliers, but he doesn’t want to publicly identify them at this time, though he has begun the process of filing a formal complaint against them.

The Democratic primary election for the Baltimore City Council will be held on April 26.

Related: PHOTOS: Get Turned On Inside The Men’s Locker Room

Graham Gremore
Graham Gremore


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Think

Watch A Rainbow Flag Drift Through Outer Space And Spread Homosexuality Across The Universe

by Graham Gremore September 28, 2016

Prepare to be absolutely mesmerized. Because space is gay, ya’ll. The good folks over at Planting Peace, the same group who created the rainbow-colored Equality House directly across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church, attached a rainbow flag to a high-altitude balloon and sent it way, way up into the atmosphere. Related: Antarctica Officially Declared The World’s [...]

Continue Reading →

Jonathan Groff Is Virtually Indistinguishable From His Character On HBO’s “Looking”

by Dan Tracer September 28, 2016

  This job has changed my life in so many ways. I’ve never played a character that hit so close to the bone. It felt like an extension of myself taking place in the present. Trying to figure out what it means to be gay. Patrick and I are from the same generation of gay [...]

Continue Reading →

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Winner Tyra Sanchez Releases Hot New Track, Serious Iggy Azalea Vibes

by Tim Winfred September 28, 2016

Yeah, we know most people aren’t the biggest fan of RuPaul‘s Drag Race season 2 winner Tyra Sanchez – she was controversial during her time on the show, and her post-show career hasn’t been a smooth ride either. Nevertheless, her new track Vogue is seriously hot, and worth a listen. The song’s beat is reminiscent of [...]

Continue Reading →