News You Won’t Find In the Metro Media – Gauthier Update
From the Duluth News Tribune.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
Rep. Kerry Gauthier, DFL-Duluth, was released from St. Luke’s hospital on Saturday, according to Duluth City Councilor Sharla Gardner.
Gauthier had been hospitalized since Wednesday morning for publicly unspecified reasons. That same day, the News Tribune reported that he was under investigation for an incident at a rest area on Thompson Hill.
The St. Louis County Attorney’s Office announced it will not press any charges against Gauthier for the incident that police reports show involved the legislator and a 17-year-old male.
Investigative records released Thursday showed that Gauthier admitted to meeting with the young man for consensual oral sex at the rest stop. The young man, who said he considered Gauthier a stranger, reported to officials that he told Gauthier he was 18 years old.
Gauthier did not return calls from the Duluth News Tribune on Sunday.