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    Woman Says Dennis Hastert Abused Her Brother in High School

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/06/us...tert.html?_r=0

    As an enthusiastic young teacher and wrestling coach at the high school here, former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert reliably had one student at his side, former classmates say. Stephen Reinboldt, a smart, slender, likable student who rose to become class president, was the wrestling team’s equipment manager. For four years, he arrived at practice early and stayed late, traveled with Mr. Hastert to overnight tournaments, even when only one wrestler was competing, and went for long rides in the coach’s sports car, sometimes driving it.

    On Friday, Mr. Reinboldt’s younger sister, Jolene Burdge, said her brother, who died in 1995, was also sexually abused by Mr. Hastert, but hid the fact for years because he thought no one would believe him.
    Um, wow.

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    Re: Woman Says Dennis Hastert Abused Her Brother in High School

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    What's most amazing about this Hastert thing is that it has taken nearly 10 years for the US government to actually go after him in any meaningful way. Obviously, it's not over his pedophilia or whatever, BUT, the point stands. Nearly 10 years for the government to make a case on a guy with a laundry list of possible crimes? I know of guys who did hard time in federal prisons because an eyewitness thought they saw them in the middle of the night.
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    Re: Woman Says Dennis Hastert Abused Her Brother in High School

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Likable? Hard worker? Rose to be class president?
    Doesn't seem to have been harmed much, if the allegations are right.

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