Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio called a news report accusing him of masturbating in a San Diego City Hall restroom as “disgusting, humiliating and nothing more than a character assassination attempt.”
Paul Redden, a polygraph examiner often used by local law enforcement agencies and defense attorneys alike, asked DeMaio if he recalled masturbating in the City Hall bathroom when Ben Hueso walked in. A second question asked if Ben Hueso ever saw DeMaio masturbate.
The polygraph examiner concluded “subject was not attempting deception when he answered ‘no’ to the above relevant questions.”
On behalf of DeMaio, attorney Robert Ottilie sent a letter to the “Voice of Orange County” on Friday demanding it publish a correction.
“In politics, you see people make accusations all the time. And you know, I’ve had people criticize me before and I usually let it roll off my back,” DeMaio said.