US Rep. Dale Kildee (D-Mich.) Accused by Family Members of Sexually Abusing His Second Cousin 50 Years Ago
YIKES, if it sadly occurs at colleges, why would we not think it happens in politics as well …
The family of Rep. Dale Kildee (D-Mich.) is accusing the Congressman of sexually abusing his second cousin over 50 years ago. Patrick Kildee, who was a 12 at the time of the first disturbing allegations of abuse, was said to have endured separate instances of sexual molestation for 5 years at the hands of his cousin.
Rep. Dale Kildee (D-Mich.) is denying accusations from family members that he sexually abused an underage male relative over 50 years ago. Kildee’s office released a statement on Sunday evening in which he blames family members trying to blackmail him and Republicans for the false accusations. Kildee called the allegations ‘false and shameful’.
“The allegations against me are completely false and shameful. I regret having to air all of this in public, but I feel like I have no choice. This is a concerted effort by distant relatives, two of whom have a long history of mental illness and multiple run-ins with the law, along with political adversaries to destroy my reputation by lying about something that never took place more than 50 years ago. Republicans tried to peddle these scurrilous allegations during my last congressional race and authorities and reputable news outlets rejected these false allegations.
Now they are back at it again to try to win an open congressional seat. These allegations resurfaced recently when the accuser’s son asked me for money and federal benefits, which I refused to do and which I formally reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation … (read the rest HERE)
We shall see how this plays out. The Congressman claims he is being blackmailed; however, one wonders what he can be blackmailed for at this point of his career. We have seen recently in the wake of the Penn State and Syracuse child sex scandals just how damning and destructive, if true, these heinous scandals can be.