June 6, 2015 9:00 am -


It’s not clear how many are claiming to be sexual abuse victims of Denny Hastert.

On Friday, Jolene Burdge talked to ABC News about her deceased brother, who she claims was sexually victimized in high school during the teaching days of Dennis Hastert. Later that day, CBS News learned that the FBI has brought up the count of potential victims to three.

The former House Speaker was recently indicted after investigators discovered acts of bank fraud and lying to the FBI as part of his plan to pay for the silence of his victims. The report stated that an “Individual A” was named in the federal indictment last week as the person to whom Hastert was sending hush money.

Burdge said that her brother, Stephen Reinboldt, was molested by Hastert all throughout high school, having served as the equipment manager for the wrestling team Hastert coached. “He damaged Steve I think more than any of us will ever know,” Burdge said, adding that Reinboldt never told anyone else because he thought “nobody would believe him”.

Reinboldt died of AIDS in 1995, meaning that he is not the “Individual A” Hastert had an agreement with in order to “compensate and conceal” his prior acts.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

9 responses to Hastert Sexual Misconduct Has At Least Three Victims

  1. Obewon June 6th, 2015 at 10:13 am

    3rd in line for the Presidency was Bush Jr’s & Cheney’s GOP Speaker Hastert: ‘I diddled most of the Duggar klan. Like my protege felony child molester Josh Duggar.’

  2. Chris June 6th, 2015 at 10:32 am

    The Party of Family Values says what? Crickets.

    • William June 6th, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      The party of family values is very, VERY upset that the President and first lady allow their daughters to listen to *gasp* Beyoncé.

  3. Foundryman June 6th, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Since he should have been in prison from the time he was a teacher instead of running the house of Reps, part of his penalty should be to pay back every cent he made while in office and after he left.
    The message should be clear that pedophilia will not be tolerated, especially by ‘holier than thou’ republicans.

  4. Republicans_are_Evil June 6th, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I hope this leads to a lot more homosexual pedophile Republicans being uncovered.

  5. William June 6th, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Lets not forget. This guy is the “cleanest” republican they could find at the time to be speaker.

    • StoneyCurtisll June 6th, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Makes ya wonder just how bad Bob Livingston was..(aside from his confession)

  6. Bunya June 6th, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    I’ve gotta hand it to the GOP. When the party that preaches “moral Christian values” is caught doing the nasty, they’re really vile and disgusting. They don’t hold back.

  7. robert June 6th, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    look at the bright side At least there isn’t a bronze statue of denny to take down after the court testimonies