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October 30, 2007 2:56 PM

Police say lawmaker had sex with extortion suspect

Posted by David Postman

Court records released today have more details on the alleged extortion attempt against Republican state Rep. Richard Curtis. The Columbian reports
that Curtis met Cody M. Castagna at the Hollywood Erotic Boutique past midnight Thursday and they later went together to Curtis' hotel room. Curtis has deined having sex with the man.

However, Detective Mark Burbridge of the Spokane Police Department, in a signed affidavit, concluded that Curtis and Castagna engaged in mutual sexual activities, after which Curtis fell asleep. Burbridge's affadavit is based on interviews with both men.

The affidavit alleges Castagna left the hotel room with Curtis' wallet. He later called the state lawmaker and offered to return it in exchange for money, Burbridge said in his affidavit.

"Cody Castagna also threatened to publicly expose Richard Curtis' gay lifestyle to his wife," the detective wrote. "Richard Curtis said he said he only had $200, which Cody Castagna demanded Richard Curtis give to him. Richard Curtis left an envelope at the front desk of the Davenport Towers Hotel containing the $200.

UPDATE: KXLY TV has lots more details.

State Representative Richard Curtis says he's not gay, but police reports and court records indicate the Republican lawmaker from southwestern Washington dressed up in women's lingerie and met a Medical Lake man in a local erotic video store which led to consensual sex at a downtown hotel and a threat to expose Curtis' activities publicly.

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