Police: Democratic Donor Ed Buck Arrested — Drug Fetish ‘Nearly Killed a Third Victim’

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

Los Angeles police have arrested Democratic donor Ed Buck after another incident of sex play in his home almost turned fatal, according to authorities.

“In a position of power, Buck manipulates his victims into participating in his sexual fetishes,” prosecutors wrote. His long-reported particular kink — injecting men with dangerous doses of illegal drugs — “nearly killed a third victim last week,” they continued.

From the Los Angeles Times:

Prominent Democratic donor and LGBTQ political activist Ed Buck was arrested Tuesday and charged with operating a drug house, with prosecutors calling him a violent sexual predator who preys on men struggling with addiction and homelessness.

Buck was charged with one count each of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Buck is accused of injecting a 37-year-old man, who overdosed but survived, with methamphetamine on Sept. 11.

That latest incident comes after two men were found dead in his Laurel Avenue apartment in West Hollywood. In both cases, African American men — Gemmel Moore, 26, and Timothy Dean, 55 — had overdosed on methamphetamine inside. After the first death in 2017, authorities said there was insufficient evidence to file charges.

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