Political advisor with ties to Walker, Ryan accused of keeping sex slave
Benjamin Sparks was the communications director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin in 2012.
LAS VEGAS (WISN) -
The ex-fiancée of a political operative with ties to Gov. Scott Walker and House Speaker Paul Ryan alleges he battered her and had her sign a five-page contract stating that she would be his "slave and property" shortly after they met.
The allegations against 35-year-old Benjamin Sparks were first reported late Wednesday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The publication reported being provided with emails, text messages and the signed contract.
The woman was not named because of her potential identity as a victim.
Sparks served as a Wisconsin spokesman during Ryan's 2012 vice presidential run with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and on Walker's effort to fight a recall challenge.
Sparks' ex-fiancée went to the Las Vegas Review-Journal following a March 29 dispute with Sparks at her home that required officers to respond.
According to a police report obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the pair began dating Nov. 2. Their contract, which required her to "kneel and look down when she entered his presence, be nude at all times, have sexual relations with him whenever he wanted and wear a collar in private," is dated Nov. 3.
The alleged March 29 dispute stemmed from Sparks' requirement of her to be bound and blindfolded while she had sex with other men in front of him, the report said.
Charges are pending against Sparks, who reportedly fled Nevada for Texas.
An attempt by our Milwaukee affiliate WISN-TV to reach Sparks for comment was unsuccessful.