Former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert admits serial sex abuse

“Party of family values” indeed.

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, once one of the country’s most powerful politicians, was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 months in federal prison for a financial crime related to sexual abuse of high school wrestlers he coached decades ago.

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Durkin called Hastert a serial sex abuser in handing down the sentence, which was longer than the zero to six months recommended by federal prosecutors. Durkin said the sentence would have been even longer if it weren’t for Hastert’s age, 74, and poor health.

Frail and clinging to a walker, Hastert apologized for sexually abusing boys when he was a teacher and coach in his hometown of Yorkville.

Interestingly, a number of prominent Republicans rushed to Hastert’s defense, which certainly seems curious to me, given Hastert’s admitted deviant and criminal behavior.


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1 thought on “Former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert admits serial sex abuse

  1. “We all have our flaws, but Dennis Hastert has very few,” DeLay wrote in his defense of Hastert. “He is a good man that loves the Lord.”

    There are so many things wrong this statement. First, Hastert may love The Lord but does The Lord love Haster? In Delays book I guess the few flaws that qualify him as a good man are molesting young boys, which definitely qualifies as adultery and also gay sex, which I guess are now ways to show your love of The Lord and the GOP. Wait, is this really that uncommon in the GOP? Apparently not…

    And let’s not leave out those at the (our) local level.
    Justice is a self proclaimed Tea Party member and Christian.
    Why do the nut jobs hide behind The Lord and the GOP?

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