Ex-Nevada GOP Adviser Indicted After Allegedly Making Ex-Fiancée Be His Sex Slave

Benjamin Sparks, the former GOP adviser accused of making his ex-fiancée his sex slave, has been charged with two counts of battery, four counts of kidnapping, and one count of sexually motivated coercion. According to court documents obtained by The Daily Beast, Sparks allegedly pinned his ex-fiancée to a bed frame and tore off her fingernail. Sparks was also accused of punching his ex-fiancée, not permitting her to leave “the residence” on four separate occasions between December 2017 and March 2018, and threatening to embarrass her by publicizing a contract that declared her as his “slave and property” if she did not continue the relationship with him. Sparks was formerly employed at RedRock Strategies, where he worked on Cresent Hardy’s U.S. House campaign—according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He also worked on Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign and for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in his 2012 anti-recall campaign. Joshua Tomsheck, Sparks’ attorney, declined to comment. Sparks is due for arraignment on Valentine’s Day.

—Julia Arciga