Special to the Sentinel
July 11, 2007
The former member of the Florida House of Representatives made headlines in 2007 for asking a male undercover police officer for sex in the restroom of a public park and agreeing to pay $20. Allen has maintained his innocence, saying that he only offered to perform a sex act on the officer because he felt intimidated. Allen was convicted in November 2007 and sentenced to six months' probation. He resigned from the Florida House a week later.