A co-founder of the nation's leading LGBT rights organization was arrested Wednesday in Portland, Oregon.

According to alternative weekly Willamette Week, Terry Bean, 66, is accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old young man and will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, a felony, and sex abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor.

In June, Bean's former lover, Kiah Lawson, told Willamette Week that Bean had secretly recorded him and at least a half dozen men “in a state of nudity engaged in intimate acts with [Bean].” There were also allegations that Bean tried to silence Lawson with $40,000.

Bean denied Lawson's allegation and told the police that he was the victim of an extortion plot.

Bean was arrested after a five-month investigation.

In June, Willamette Week reported that Bean, a real estate developer, has given more than $1 million to the Human Rights Campaign and that “no Oregonian has raised more money for President Barack Obama.”

Kristen Winemiller, Bean's attorney, said in a statement that her client would be vindicated.

“Terry Bean is a highly respected community leader who has devoted his life to bettering our community,” Winemiller said. “Over the course of several months in 2013-2014 Terry was the victim of an extortion ring led by several men known to law enforcement. This current arrest is connected to the ongoing investigation of that case in which Mr. Bean has fully cooperated. No allegations against Terry Bean should be taken at face value. We look forward to the opportunity to clear his name.”