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Friday, October 05, 2007

Democratic Lawmaker Sued For Groping Male Page

Amazing that when any type of sexual misconduct is alleged from a Republican it is blared to high heaven and back again and yet this is the first I am hearing about this AP article.

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) State Senator Dan Sutton of Flandreau has been sued for $250,000 in damages by former legislative page Austin Wiese (WEES), who alleges Sutton groped him in a motel room in Fort Pierre.

Wiese's lawsuit alleges two counts of sexual battery and one count of sexual assault. It's a civil lawsuit no criminal charges have been filed.

The suit claims Sutton invited Wiese to stay with him at the motel during the 2006 session.

Court documents say they shared the one bed in the room and that on three nights in a row, Sutton inappropriately touched and fondled Wiese, who then moved out of the room.

Wiese, now 19, says he has suffered mental anguish, shame, indignity, embarrassment, pain and suffering.

He's being represented by former Congressman and Governor Bill Janklow.

Early this year, the state Senate held a hearing on the allegations. The Senate then voted to censure Sutton rather than expel him.

Censure but not expelled... do I sense some sort of double standard here?

NewsBusters notices something else of interest.

Notice that when it is the AP writing they hide the party of this sexual misconduct because it is a Democrat?

Technorati has a list of those discussing this double standard phenomenon that the AP shows so often.

Hypocrisy from the left knows no bounds. Still nothing from them that I have seen about the Democrat and the page though.

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