The Chicago Tribune did some digging around in former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert’s (R-IL) Yorkville High and discovered at least four former high school students who had been abused by Hastert when he had been a teacher and wrestling coach there.
The Tribune was able to identify three of the four abuse victims. One is dead (AIDS) the other two talked with the paper but have asked not to be identified.
Because the statute of limitations has run out on sexual abuse, Hastert only faces Federal charges of trying to hide his hush money pay outs to the victims, for which he has plead guilty.
“In a statement, Hastert attorney Tom Green did not specify any sexual abuse by his client but did say Hastert was apologetic and had suffered humiliation and shame.”
Well, I guess that makes it alright then, scumbag.
Hastert faced up to five years max, but prosecution has agreed to a plea deal of only six months.
The bastard tried to hang one of the victims out as trying to extort money from him when Hastert was caught moving money around.