Chicago, IL (KTRS) An alleged sexual abuse victim could testify at Dennis Hastert’s sentencing next month in a hush-money case.
That’s according to a federal court transcript. It’s the first time the court has referenced sex abuse in the case involving the former Illinois congressman and House speaker. The Associated Press and other media outlets, citing anonymous sources, have reported that Hastert wanted to hide claims that he sexually molested someone.
Prosecutors tell the judge that they recently learned an alleged victim, referred to as “Individual D,” is deciding whether to testify at the April 27 sentencing. The transcript also says that a sister of another alleged victim wants to testify.
Hastert pleaded guilty last fall to violating banking laws.