Dennis Hastert, Republican, speaker of the house, GOP, child molester, sex abuse
Dennis Hastert, Republican, speaker of the house, GOP, child molester, sex abuse

Dennis Hastert Receives 15 Month In Prison For Sex-Abuse Hush-Money Scandal

A judge called former House Speaker Dennis Hastert a “serial child molester” as he sentenced Hastert to 15 months in federal prison for illegal withdrawing cash to pay off one of his alleged sex-abuse victims. In his testimony, the 74-year-old Republican said that he “took advantage”, “hurt” and “mistreated” some of the 14 to 17-year-old boys he oversaw while working as a wrestling coach at Yorkville High School during the ’70s and ’80s, but he never used the word “abused.”

Hastert has a history of shady financial dealings and covering up for other Republican child molesters. In 1998, he also helped lead the impeachment vote against then President Bill Clinton — yes, a child molester tried to impeach the president for lying about an adult extramarital affair. Let that simmer for a bit.