Powerful Politician is Determined to Be a ‘Serial Child Molester’ but Gets Only 15 Months in Jail
The corporate media-industrial complex continues to fearmonger Americans about “fake news.”
Unfortunately, there is nothing “fake” about the fact that politicians are engaging in pedophilia and human trafficking.
Denis Hastert is a case in point.
A judge confirmed that he is a serial child rapist.
Keep in mind, Hastert was in a position so high that he would have become president of the United States in the event that anything happened to VP.
It is clear to anyone with a thinking mind that the “fake news” label was invented by media corporations to silence dissent, especially in light of the ongoing investigation into pedophiles in the Pentagon.
Joe Rogan sums up the situation in a recent video below, and explains how much power Hastert had.
Hastert, incidentally, is good friends with Podesta. He is a “nice, wonderful guy,” according to Podesta.
Admitting for the first time today that he sexually abused boys decades ago, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin called Hastert a “serial child molester” while imposing the sentence, which also includes a fine of $250,000 and two years of supervised release with a treatment program for sex offenders.
This morning’s hearing comes six months after Hastert, 74, pleaded guilty to illegally structuring cash transfers that let him evade filing currency-transaction reports.
The prominent Republican admitted in court today that he made the payoffs as hush money to keep a young man whom he sexually abused as a child from going public.
Though Judge Durkin nearly tripled the six-month sentence recommended by prosecutors, the count to which Hastert pleaded carried a maximum penalty of five years.
Hastert, who arrived at his sentencing today in a wheelchair, had sought a sentence of probation, citing health problems after suffering a stroke several months ago.
Beyond an apology, Hastert had little to say about the sexual-abuse allegations that drove his plea.
His accuser meanwhile went to a state court earlier this week with a civil lawsuit that accuses Hastert of “sexually molesting and abusing” him at wrestling camp.
The plaintiff, an Illinois man identifying himself only as James Doe, says he was 14 at the time.
Hastert was a high school teacher and wrestling coach in Yorkville from 1965 to 1981.
He began his first term as a congressman in 1986 and became speaker in 1999 after ethics problems led Newt Gingrich to step down.
In 2009, the year before the alleged payoffs began, Hastert retired from Congress and became a lobbyist.
Hastert’s alleged victim describes how the payoffs began in his six-page lawsuit.
He says he confronted Hastert and demanded compensation after learning in 2008 “for the first time that Hastert had abused someone else, too.”
It was Doe who suggested the $3.5 million figure, according to the complaint.
Hastert paid Doe $1.7 million of this amount from 2010 to 2014, according to the complaint, which cites “a government investigation” as evidence for the structured withdrawals.
Doe says Hastert “falsely claimed he was being extorted” when federal law enforcement zeroed in on him.
“To the contrary, as determined during a lengthy secret investigation of both defendant’s and plaintiff’s activity law enforcement determined that the money was used to pay part of an agreed-upon total of $3.5 million to compensate plaintiff for the sexual abuse committed by defendant when plaintiff was 14 years old,” the complaint states.
Doe says Hastert breached their settlement agreement by stopping the payments to him in December 2014 when federal criminal charges loomed.
It was the settlement Hastert breached that kept Doe from going to court before now, the complaint says. Doe wants $1.8 million, plus interest.
He is represented by Kristi Browne with the Patterson Law Firm in Chicago.
Published by Courthouse News Service.