OK – so there’s this via Delaware Liberal:
BREAKING & DEVELOPING: DSP Investigating Anonymous Letter Sent to DE House Members that Includes Criminal Allegations Against an Elected Official
I have been given an overview of what is in the letter from a source. Apparently, the contents of the letter have been an open secret or a well traveled rumor in Sussex County Republican circles for the last two years, and involve all the star players of the Sussex County Republican Party. Indeed, if the contents of the letter are true, it will devastate the Sussex County Republican Party and ruin the careers of three prominent Sussex County Republicans, and possibly lead to their criminal indictments.
The anonymous letter was sent to every single member of the House of Representatives. It contains allegations that Sussex County Councilman Vance Phillips was involved with a minor female, aged 17 years old, two years ago, during the 2010 campaign. The implication is that this relationship was sexual, and I am told from another source that it was consensual.
I am told the letter goes into detail as to places and times where Phillips and the minor female were together. I am also told that this has been known in Republican circles of power downstate for some time. Indeed, allegedly, Glenn Urquhart knew about the affair, confronted Phillips about it, and, together with the minor female’s family, had her sent away to a religious school in another state.
The alleged affair colored the relationship between Phillips and Sheriff Jeff Christopher, who also may have known about the affair. Indeed, you recall the physical altercation between Phillips and Christopher over the Sheriff’s illegal and unconstitutional power grab? Well, allegedly, one of the witnesses of that altercation was the minor female’s grandfather. If this is all true, than that confrontation is seen in a whole new light.
The minor female is no longer a minor today. She is 19 now. We don’t know if the relationship is still going on.
Now, this all raises a number of questions.
I am adding my own opinions to their questions. Because I blog to share those opinions. I will not, however, be revealing the young woman’s name.
1. Is any of it true?
I remember the Urquhart campaign, I was approached several times for help, but declined. There were many people who did not decline, for their own reasons, political advancement or belief in the candidate. One of whom would be, I believe, the girl they are referring to in this letter (yes, she was a GIRL at the time, important distinction). I know there were plenty of times when Vance and this girl ran around the state doing this or that, and yes, they were alone. That, was common knowledge.
The thing is, I kind of feel like a lot of this is crap. It’s going to be practically impossible to disprove these allegations, and people will now whisper about it for, well, most likely both of their lives. When the campaign was going on, people were running around all over the place, and from the girl’s perspective, if Glen had won she would have been a nice start to her political career.
So, I may kick myself for saying this later, but I don’t think anything sexual occurred. I am not rushing to anyone’s aid in this, I’m saying it because I feel I should speak.
Vance has made a lot of enemies politically recently, it was common knowledge that he spent a lot of time with a young woman, and the logical conclusion would be for his political enemies to use that to their advantage.
2. Even if true, is any of this a crime?
3. Why now?
Delaware Liberal may have a point here… but honestly, I don’t know.
4. What now?
Sit back and wait.
Of course, the young woman that I’m thinking if was not shipped off to a religious school in another state, she was super hyped when she got accepted. She is also in a committed relationship with someone who is definitely NOT VANCE (I’ve seen pictures, the guy is NOT Vance in a wig or anything)!
A letter sent to every member in the House is a pretty firm statement… It’d be messed up to make that allegation without proof… Do you think the Delaware State Police will go all CSI and fingerprint them? Bet someone’s prints are on at least one of those letters that shouldn’t be there…