Thursday, March 15, 2012

Texas Planned Parenthood CEO Arrested For Indecent Exposure

The CEO of a Texas Planned Parenthood branch was arrested Monday afternoon after he exposed his genitals at a Lubbock, Texas baseball field.

KCBD-Texas, an affiliate of CBS News, reported that Ray Thornton agreed to take a leave of absence from his position at the Planned Parenthood Association of Lubbock one day after he posted a $750 bail on the charge of indecent exposure. As of this writing it is not clear how long Thornton will be absent from his position, but the organization quickly announced a replacement: Tara Haskell, who previously served as the organization's Director of Finance.

Thornton expressed deep regret for causing distraction from the organization's goals in a statement released to KCBD-Texas. "I will work with my attorney through the appropriate court process to correct any misinformation and take responsibility for errors," he continued.

You can read more about this story on KCBD's website.

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