Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL), now facing sentencing for skirting banking laws and lying to the FBI, has been accused of sexual abuse by four people, who had attended the high school where Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach. From the Chicago Tribune:
For months, federal authorities have hinted at the motive behind the hush-money payments former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has admitted to making: the sexual abuse of a teenage boy when Hastert was still a suburban high school teacher and wrestling coach.
But now, a Tribune investigation has uncovered new details of the case — at least four people have made what law enforcement sources say are credible allegations of sexual abuse against Hastert.
The Tribune has determined the identities of three of them, all men, whose allegations stretch over a decade when they were teenagers and Hastert was their coach. One is dead. The Tribune has approached the other two — described in federal court records as Individuals A and D — and confirmed their roles in the case.The Tribune has not learned the identity of the fourth accuser. Read the full story.