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Complaint alleges Rep. Bryan Slaton had sex with intern

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

The attorney for the Royse City Republican has denied the claims made by a former staff member.

A complaint filed this month against Texas State Rep. Bryan Slaton of Royse City includes an allegation that Slaton had “sexual relations” with an intern two weeks ago. Earlier this month, an internal Texas House of Representatives complaint was filed by a legislative staffer to the House General Investigating Committee. The complaint said that Slaton was having an “inappropriate relationship” with an intern who is under the age of 21.

The complaint said Slaton called her after 10 p.m. on March 31 and invited her to his Austin apartment. The Austin-based publication The Quorum Report first posted the full version of the complaint. The complete version includes the intern’s account that the intern had sexual relations with Slaton that night.

The Texas Tribune reports another Capitol staffer corroborated the story and said that Slaton and the intern drank alcohol together. Slaton, aged 45, has been married since 2017. Slaton’s attorney has called the allegations “outrageous” and “false.”

Slaton, a Republican, has represented House District 2 since 2021. Slaton defeated longtime Republican incumbent Dan Flynn in a primary runoff election in 2020. Two House Republicans have called for Slaton to resign: Briscoe Cain of Deer Park and Steve Toth of The Woodlands.