Secret emails mentioning spanking, oral sex, and bondage from New Jersey Assemblyman Joe Cryan to lobbyist Karen Golding were allegedly obtained by The Post. The kinky messages bring up a number of questions about his connection with Golding. He denied having a relationship with her, and she was convicted of stalking Cryan in 2006.
“What do you want to be spanked with?” he allegedly wrote Golding on June 28, 2004. “What will you wear to beg for it?”
The Post claims Cryan often suggests “blow and go” sessions to Golding via email. “Available for a bj this morning?” he queried. “I’m really hard and horny.”
Cryan, 51, has served as Vice Chair of the New Jersey State Democratic Committee since 2002. He makes $49,000 a year as Assemblyman and $110,000 annually as a Union County Undersheriff.
150 emails in total were sent from the AOL email address listed on Cryan’s Assembly candidacy biography.
Cryan’s attorney, Tim Donohue, says the emails are irrelevant because Golding was convicted of a crime. Golding says she fought for years to get the emails out to clear her name, first referring to them in court papers in 2009.
Golding alleged that she had been intimately involved with Cryan for two years, before he began seeing other women. She admits she snapped after the affair ended. She was arrested in 2006 for entering Cryan’s unlocked car in the Statehouse parking lot.
After being convicted of stalking, she entered a two-year pre-trial program designed for first-time offenders. While those who complete rehabilitation have no conviction on their record, Golding entered the program after prosecution. Her appeal to overturn the conviction was denied in July 2012.
In 2007, Golding was again charged this time with harassing Cryan’s family with repeated phone calls.
A judge extended her participation in the program by a year as long as Golding agreed to enter a conditional plea to the stalking accusation and stay away from Cryan and his family.
Instead she filed Open Public Records Act requests for financial disclosures of Union Township employees, wrote to former Gov. Corzine alleging that Cryan caused her to undergo a “tremendous amount of abuse," and asked a third party to find records of Cryan’s email exchanges.
At some point in the email exchange, Cryan appeared to grow nervous. On July 21, 2004, he allegedly asked Golding “You delete these e-mails, right?”