This morning, voters in East Multnomah County started seeing television commercials with a serious and disturbing revelation about Karen Minnis - and her actions ten years ago.
The details and documentation are all available at TheMinnisFile.com. Though entirely public record, voters have never known the story before today:
Karen Minnis and her husband protected Tuck Minnis after he allegedly attempted to rape a 17-year-old girl -- an employee at their pizza restaurant in Hillsboro.
Karen Minnis and her husband -- a police officer -- chose not to believe the girl's allegations. There is no indication that they reported their teenage employee's charge to proper authorities.
Then, Karen Minnis and her husband paid $20,000 to try to make the case go away.
They kept the alleged attacker -- Karen Minnis' brother-in-law -- on their payroll for six more months. He was even living at their home when he was convicted later that year for public indecency and harassment.
We'll update here with news coverage, video of the spot, and reaction as it becomes available.
Read more at The Minnis File. Discuss.