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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Newsflash...! Democrat sex scandal...! Senator Dan Sutton, D-UT, accused of "groping" male page in hotel room, spurring criminal investigation...

The father of a teenage Senate Page has filed a complaint with the Attorney General against South Dakota Legislature's Democrat Senator Dan Sutton---for physically "groping" his son. Sutton's lawyer said Sutton will not resign, so now there are two investigations: the criminal investigation already being conducted by the SD Atty. General and the one that will commence on Nov. 27, 2006 in the state legislature.

This is a sex scandal which, unlike the one involving former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, does involve actual physical, sexual contact---namely, a sexual assault.

So, I guess we'll soon be seeing if the major mainstream media will run with this sexual assault story---or bury it. Since this scandal involves a Democrat, my prediction is that they will do the latter. It's what they do.

Read about it below and here.
"The Senate is scheduled to convene in a special session Nov. 27 to look into allegations that Sen. Dan Sutton, a Democrat from the eastern town of Flandreau, "sexually groped" an 18-year-old page in this year's legislative session. After hearing evidence, the Senate could take actions ranging from imposing no punishment up to expelling Sutton, a 36-year-old insurance agent.

Sutton, who is seeking re-election, has not responded publicly to the allegations...

The Senate's interest is finding out what, if anything, happened to one of the students who were entrusted to us and how to ensure it's not going to happen in the future with the next group of kids coming in January," said Republican Sen. Lee Schoenbeck, president pro tem of the Senate. "It's completely separate from any criminal investigation...

In South Dakota, the page reported the incident to the attorney general's office within two days of the alleged misconduct... The former page's father filed a formal complaint alleging that Sutton invited the page to stay overnight in his motel room and then groped the young man.

...letter told Sutton that if he did not resign within a week, the Senate would start formal proceedings to investigate and possibly punish the senator. Sutton did not resign, so the top Senate leaders from both political parties asked Gov. Mike Rounds to call the chamber into a special session.

Attorney General Larry Long has said only that a criminal investigation is continuing. On Tuesday, the Legislature's Executive Board subpoenaed Long's office for all information related to the investigation.

If Sutton wins re-election next week, the Senate in January would have to decide whether to seat him..."

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