John Kuhn And Those “Forward, Bold, Mature” 15-Year-Olds

Does former S.C. Sen. John Kuhn (RINO-Charleston) still believe today’s 15-year-olds can be “pretty forward, pretty bold, and pretty mature?” Those were his views in 2004 when he blocked an internet predator bill moving through the S.C. General Assembly – claiming it was “pretty tragic” when a “minor does the…

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Does former S.C. Sen. John Kuhn (RINO-Charleston) still believe today’s 15-year-olds can be “pretty forward, pretty bold, and pretty mature?”

Those were his views in 2004 when he blocked an internet predator bill moving through the S.C. General Assembly – claiming it was “pretty tragic” when a “minor does the soliciting.”

We’re not commenting on the merits of the legislation (we don’t remember its specifics), but it’s worth pointing out Kuhn was acting as a criminal defense advisor at the time for one Daniel Lee Davis, who was being tried for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old he met online.

In fact you can read up on the case by clicking here if you’re interested.

Davis was found guilty of assault of a high and aggravated nature –  but thanks to Kuhn’s delaying tactics he was able to avoid prosecution on a charge of criminal solicitation of a minor (despite admitting that he found his victim by searching Yahoo profiles for 15-19 year-old-girls). Davis is currently on probation – and striking quite the pose in the state of South Carolina’s sex offender registry …


Yeah … try to contain yourself, ladies.

Kuhn is one of sixteen Republican candidates seeking the GOP nomination for the first congressional district seat vacated earlier this year by newly appointed U.S. Sen. Tim Scott. He has vowed to put as much as a quarter of a million dollars of his own money into the race – and based on this story, it’s looking like some of that cash will likely go to defending his record.

Kuhn is branding himself as a “Ron Paul Republican” (he endorsed Paul’s 2012 presidential bid), however in 2006 he endorsed Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tommy Moore – one of the more liberal status quo politicians the Palmetto State has ever seen.

First elected in 2000, Kuhn was ousted in a GOP primary four years later by S.C. Sen. Chip Campsen (RINO-Charleston).


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toyota kawaski February 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm

yea well Tax Hike Tommy Moore would of been better than Gov.Moonbeam

bogart February 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Yeah…..but would he have been able to tango as well as Gov Moonbeam?

Smirks February 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I’m not surprised we get scum scraped from the very bottom of the barrel when it comes to candidates for political seats in this state, but I am surprised at how deep the barrel seems to go and just how cruddy the scum is at the bottom.

W.T. DuPre - McClellanville February 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm

1. Kuhn was born and raised in California.

2. Kuhn went to college in Tennessee.

3. Kuhn moved back to California after college to work for his daddy on the “family farm” (sound familiar?).

4. Kuhn moved to Charleston in 1998 for a job here after his family farm in California collapsed.

5. Kuhn lives off of several trust funds his parents established for him. This gives him the cash needed to unprofitably operate two law offices in the lowcountry and run full-page color ads in the Post & Courier.

6. Kuhn’s photo was in the P&C recently and he’s gained 100 lbs. in the past five years. Possibly weighs more than Chip “Porkchop” Limehouse.

7. Khun’s “stall / delay” tactic in his sex-offender defense case is despicable but a standard tactic against little children. Basically, after stalling 2 – 3 years, the “15-year-old CHILD victim” becomes an “18-year-old ADULT victim,” making her much less believable (less vulnerable looking) to a jury.

8. “Beefcake” Kuhn was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, lives like a prince in a $3 million house South of Broad, and is completely unlike normal citizens. You know, us peasants.

Bonner February 6, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Nicely done mini-biography W.T.

Plms275 February 16, 2013 at 7:55 pm

As a former employee of Kuhn while attending CofC, I have to say this is all true, and actually much worse than you have stated. He makes completely inappropriate comments toward females (always young ones), makes constant racist remarks, and thinks all overweight people are “lazy.” That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Plms275 February 16, 2013 at 6:55 pm

As a former employee of Kuhn while attending CofC, I have to say this is all true, and actually much worse than you have stated. He makes completely inappropriate comments toward females (always young ones), makes constant racist remarks, and thinks all overweight people are “lazy.” That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

rightwingnut February 5, 2013 at 4:55 pm

FITS of course we can pull your SLED report and see you are a woman beater and a low-life convicted criminal, so don’t play so high and mighty you little twerp.

Det. Joe Friday February 5, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Sorry, rightwingnut, you got it wrong. FITS got into an argument with his girlfriend who pushed him against a door, and he pushed her back. Whereupon she called the cops who are required by law to arrest the male, so he got arrested. The scumbag in the FITS-jail story is the corrupt scumbag lawyer / legislator, then-State Senator Larry Richter.

Richter, whom I personally know (he demanded $50,000 from me — his constituent — to help him with an abusive state agency), told FITS that Richter would drop the charges.

On trial date — surprise, surprise — Richter knee-capped FITS by abandoning the “drop charges” agreement.

Upshot: Richter made about $100,000, FITS got screwed.

I appreciate FITS website and am glad fate took him to a more peaceful girlfriend (now wife).

Where else are you going to get your news, rightwingnut — The State? Greenville News? Associated Press?


CNSYD February 5, 2013 at 6:07 pm

How could Richter “drop the charges”? Was he the solicitor?

$100k seems totally out of range. I know folk that Richter has handle caser for at much, much more reasonable fees.

Det. Joe Friday February 5, 2013 at 6:39 pm

CNSYD, I’m not a lawyer, don’t know the “Rules of Civil (or Criminal) Procedure” and may have described Richter’s behavior imprecisely.

Richter told FITS that the girlfriend (Richter’s client) would not testify against him, would say the altercation was blown out of proportion, and that she wanted any charges to be dropped.

For this reason, FITS appeared at the court without any fact or character witnesses, which he would have had if Richter was an honest attorney.

But Richter is famously not an honest attorney. (Consider the slander he threw at Gedney Howe when Howe crossed Richter, the drugs-in-the-car-trunk episode.) Richter is well-known in Charleston as an unethical opportunist with many conflicts of interest.

In Richter’s last run for office (2010, Lt. Governor), he phoned a half-dozen influential people that I know seeking their public support. They called me for guidance and I reminded them what a dirt-bag he is. Consequently, Richter got NO high-profile endorsements from ANYONE.

Richter lacks character and integrity.

I’d never refer a friend to Richter for anything.

I’d feel uncomfortable in the same house with the creep; would have to take a shower afterwards.

Fred February 5, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones!

Sic Willie is a convicted wife beater who took bribes when he worked for Sanford.

No thanks. I can draw my own conclusions on the candidates. Don’t feel like trusting a wife beater is a great idea.

Smirks February 5, 2013 at 9:03 pm

How do you know so much about Willie’s trial?

Also, what bribes did Will supposedly take?

Det. Joe Friday February 5, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Willie told me.

Willie didn’t take any bribes. I didn’t write that he took bribes.

The person who asks for and receives bribes is Larry Richter.

But Richter tried to bribe ME. $50,000. In person. In his office. With a witness (an employee of mine).

I told Richter, “I don’t happen to have $50,000 to give you right now.”

Richter replied, “Well, when you scrape up $50,000, let me know and I’ll be able to solve your problem with [state agency X].”

I don’t believe Willie was or is in any position to pay bribes to anybody.

Original Good Ole Boy February 6, 2013 at 2:48 am

So Willie told you, eh?

I’m not saying it’s untrue. I’m just saying your source is not objective.

Of course with most domestic situations, it’s he said, she said.

CNSYD February 5, 2013 at 6:08 pm

OOPS. that is “handled cases”

BigT February 5, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Sorry FITS…just because Kuhn is unfit (and he is)…it does not absolve Sanford…

Sanford is in the same league as Kuhn…and all your little hit peice does is remind voters of that….

Travis Zachary February 5, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Criminal soliitation of a minor is a felony that caries up to ten years in prison and mandatory sex offender registration.

I am not aware of *any* circumstances in SC where children participated in sexually oriented conversations with adult molestors.

All of the cases for this offense were made after law enforcement pretended to be a young child after entering into an adult themed romance or relationship chat room.

Then the officer would go along with a sexually charged chat. Usually months and months later the defendant then gets arrested out of the blue. During the interim they are not watched or supervised to make sure that they are not a threat to real children (because everyone including law enforcement and DSS knows that they aren’t).

With so much real crime around it seems a shame that the police would have to make up work to do like in these cases. You end up busting lonely, depressed, sad men who haven’t and likely would never actually endanger or hurt a real child. I object to this practice on the basis of being a taxpayor.

Then you clog up the sex offense registry with these cases, meaning that less resources for monitoring or tracking sex offenders can actually be used on the ones that really nddc go be watched.

The Colonel February 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm

All I needed to hear was “Ron Paul Republican” and I knew the answer to John Kuhn was “not just no, but hell no”.

Call me Ahab February 5, 2013 at 9:08 pm

“Tub ‘o lard” Kuhn will speak at Kelly’s Bar-B-Que in Summerville on Saturday.

Spoiler alert: Kelly’s hominy is HORRID.

E-mail just received from Ron Turner:


WHERE: Kelly’s BBQ Restaurant, 10475 Highway 78 East, Summerville

TIME: Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 9 AM

Ron Turner, Chairman, 843-814-1805,
Charlie Young, 843-870-4983,

As many of you are aware, sixteen (16) Republican Candidates have filed for the special election for South Carolina’s 1st U.S. Congressional District.

On February 9th, 2013 at 9:00 AM, the Lowcountry GOP Breakfast Club will feature the these candidates at our monthly breakfast.

We are very fortunate to have a strong field of candidates to replace our newly appointed Senator Tim Scott.

All sixteen (16) GOP Candidates have been invited to participate in our breakfast forum and the following candidates have already confirmed that they will be attending and participating:

Curtis Bostic,
Ric Bryant,
Larry Grooms,
Jonathan Hoffman,
Jeff King,
John Kuhn,
Elizabeth Moffly,
Ray Nash,
Andy Patrick,
Shawn Pinkston, and
Teddy Turner.

We hope that the remaining candidates will join us as well.

The special election for this seat will be on March 19, 2013 with a runoff (if necessary) on April 2, 2013.

The general election is May 7, 2013. Please take this opportunity to come out, enjoy breakfast and meet and support these candidates.

Breakfast is served for $7.25 per attendee, and the general public is cordially invited to attend, regardless of political affiliation.

For the past ten years, this organization has had monthly meetings which have featured candidates, policy experts and grass-roots Republican party activists who have promoted candidacies and discussed current issues. Combined with an “open mike” question-and-answer session, the general public has been able to learn about important issues and express their concerns on these issues, as well as grill candidates for public office.

Past speakers have included each of the current GOP national and statewide office holders, including, Senator Tim Scott, Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell, as well as many regional legislators and representatives from grassroots and policy advocacy organizations such as Gun Owners of America, Fair Tax, and the South Carolina Policy Council.

interested February 6, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Do you mean, “call me Ishmael” ?

Call me Ahab February 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Ishmael’s my brother, praise God.


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