Republican Sex Crimes Involving Minors

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  • GOP County Chair Bo Dresner [R-TX]
    Sexually abused a 15-year-old minor
    11 Mar 2024
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • GOP County Chair Bo Dresner [R-TX]
    Possessed “hundreds of thousands" felony images depicting child pornography on his electronic devices
    11 Mar 2024
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • GOP County Chair Bo Dresner [R-TX]
    Digitally penetrated his 13-year-old daughter after drugging her with a sedative and removing all her clothes while she was unconscious
    11 Mar 2024
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • State Sen. Ray Holmberg [R-ND]
    Downloaded felony images depicting children being sexually abused and tried to conceal his identity by using fake online personas
    30 Oct 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • State Sen. Ray Holmberg [R-ND]
    Traveled to the Czech Republic for the purpose of paying to have sex with children multiple times over a five-year period
    30 Oct 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Aide Kevin Tomafsky
    Paid the father of a six-year-old girl to engage in a sex act involving penetration and was later found to be in possession of a felony image of a child forced to do similar things
    01 Sep 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police first reported by the New Jersey Globe
  • Rene Pedrosa [Spokesperson]
    Texted a 16-year-old boy that he's "dying to sleep with" him and let the boy know he was home alone if he wanted to come by, which the boy declined and reminded him that he was a minor
    14 Aug 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Rene Pedrosa [Spokesperson]
    Asked a 16-year-old boy to send him sexually explicit pictures of himself in the shower and in return sent the boy a picture of his exposed penis from inside his bathtub
    14 Aug 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Rene Pedrosa [Spokesperson]
    Cupped a 16-year-old boy's buttocks and kissed him on the lips before grabbing his hand and placing it on his erect penis while meeting with him in his government office ostensibly to discuss having him help design a web page
    14 Aug 2023
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Alliance for a Pro-Life Alabama Chair Cole Wagner
    Engaged in "sexual contact" with a child under the age of ten
    24 Jul 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local officials first reported by the Alabama Political Reporter
  • City Council Member Matthew Reilly [R-RI]
    Molested a 12-year-old girl and was ordered to be held without bail due to the seriousness of his crimes
    08 Jun 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police first reported by The Providence Journal
  • Influencer Ali Alexander
    Solicited nude pictures from a 15-year-old boy by promising him that he'll share his "entire network" of right-wing friends with the aspiring young activist if he complied
    20 Apr 2023
    According to an exclusive report by The Daily Beast
  • GOP Donor Kent Stermon
    Coerced a teenage girl into showing him her breasts in order to get VIP Taylor Swift concert tickets he supposedly had and later offered to pay the girl's father thousands of dollars to stay quiet
    18 Apr 2023
    According to a police report filed by local officials after he committed suicide
  • Influencer Ali Alexander
    Asked a 17-year-old boy to send him a picture of his penis by texting "show me ur [eggplant emjoi]" and replying "Omg d*ck" when the boy asked what the emoji meant
    17 Apr 2023
    According to an exclusive report by The Daily Beast
  • GOP County Chair Rocky Hayes [R-SD]
    Had multiple felony videos of young children between the ages of 8 to 13 doing sexual acts with older men saved on his cloud services account
    26 Jan 2023
    According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader
  • Mayor Ted Tomaszewski [R-NJ]
    Engaged in multiple sex acts including penetrative sex with a 15-year-old boy over a two-month period
    17 Jan 2023
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Aide Joel Sartori
    Had numerous felony videos of young children depicting various sex acts saved on a company computer
    20 Dec 2022
    According to charging documents by local officials
  • Chief of Police William Pruitt [R-FL]
    Raped a 14-year-old girl twice at gunpoint after luring her into his truck, threatened to "blow her brains out" if she ever told anyone, conspired with friends who were former police officers to send a torrent of threatening messages to scare her from reporting it to the authorities and continued to stalk her even after being charged with raping her
    09 Dec 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Deputy District Attorney Kevin Etherington [R-OK]
    Had at least 153 videos, pictures, and screenshots depicting prepubescent girls being sexually abused and exploited on his home computer
    05 Dec 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Joel Koskan [2022 GOP SD State Rep. Nominee]
    Raped, orally penetrated, and sexually molested his adopted daughter over a six-year period beginning when she was just twelve years old and waged an intimidation campaign to keep her quiet by monitoring her every move via GPS and home video surveillance, which ironically is how he found out she reported him to the police while also being a married father of young children who frequently espoused the virtues of traditional family values
    03 Nov 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • Aide Adam Hageman
    Admitted to sexually abusing a child as young as 12-years-old and wrote about wanting to have sex with children between 12 and 16 in an online group chat
    30 Sep 2022
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Aide Adam Hageman
    Had at least 33 videos of young children depicting various sex acts on his cellphone
    30 Sep 2022
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Mayor James Montgomery [R-TX]
    Solicited sex with who he thought was a 15-years-old girl over the internet and traveled to meet her where he was arrested by undercover officers who posed as the young girl
    25 Aug 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • Texas Right to Life Exec Luke Bowen
    Solicited sex with a 13-year-old girl over the internet and sent her pictures of his erect penis not realizing he was actually communicating with an undercover police officer while also working as the political director for a prominent anti-abortion organization that espouses far-right "family values"
    25 Aug 2022
    According to charging documents filed by Assistant District Attorney Kelly Blackburn
  • Oklahoma College Republicans Chair Jonathan Hernandez
    Performed oral sex on a 14-year-old boy he met at a church he ministered inside his dorm room at Oklahoma Christian University after watching adult videos with him
    11 Jul 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Commissioner Richard Braswell [R-NC]
    Sexually molested a 13-year-old girl he spent years cultivating a relationship with at church and in the community while also being married
    29 Jun 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • Mayor Matt McIlravy [R-TX]
    Solicited sex with who he thought was a 12-year-old girl but was instead an undercover police officer over a series of private messages on the internet while also being a married father of two boys
    22 Jun 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Commissioner Jimmy Neal [R-TN]
    Possessed and distributed felony images of young girls as an administrator of an online child pornography group
    27 May 2022
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • RNC Staffer Ruben Verastigui
    Collected a whopping 152 felony videos and 50 felony images of children -- some who were babies -- and traded them with other criminals he found online
    08 Apr 2022
    According to charging documents filed by federal prosecutors
  • City Council Member Elgene Gary [R-LA]
    Sexually molested at least three young children on different occasions over a multiyear period
    21 Feb 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • State House Speaker Lee Chatfield [R-MI]
    Allegedly raped and sexually abused a minor over many years beginning when she was fifteen years old and continued well into her adulthood while being married the entire time
    07 Jan 2022
    According to a lawsuit filed by the alleged victim and reported by local media
  • Gisela Castro Medina [College Republican Chair]
    Recruited five underage girls to have sex with her accomplice Anton Lazzaro who lured her into the scheme by paying her hundreds of dollars for every girl she found and getting her addicted to Adderall which he supplied
    14 Aug 2021
    According to a federal indictment announced by the Department of Justice
  • Strategist Anton Lazzaro
    Paid five underage girls to have sex with him that he found by paying a woman to recruit them online telling them he's a "sugar daddy"
    12 Aug 2021
    According to a federal indictment announced by the Department of Justice
  • GOP Donor Mark Grethen
    Sodomized and molested two children one year before he was named "Republican of the Year" by the National Republican Congressional Committee because of his large donations to the party
    07 Aug 2021
    He was found guilty and was sentenced to 26 years in prison
  • Tax Collector Joel Greenberg [R-FL]
    Paid an underage girl for sexual encounters seven times and introduced her to other men who also engaged in sexual acts with her
    17 May 2021
    He pled guilty to sex trafficking of a minor and was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison
  • Mayor Kevin Hohn [R-FL]
    Produced and distributed over 300 images and 40 videos of children he secretly recorded in various stages of undress -- including the shower and their bedrooms -- and was also found in possession of over 100 images depicting children participating in sexual conduct when police arrested him
    20 Feb 2021
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • State Sen. Mike Folmer [R-PA]
    Had two sexually explicit felony images of underage children on his phone and computer
    18 Sep 2019
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • State Rep. David Stringer [R-AZ]
    Paid two underage boys he met in a park $10 each to perform oral sex on them and then had them perform oral sex on him
    30 Mar 2019
    According to an exclusive report by the Arizona Republic
  • State Rep. David Stringer [R-AZ]
    Had oral and penetrative sex with an underage boy as young as 13-years-old on ten separate occasions and got caught when the boy's father found out and reported him to the police
    29 Mar 2019
    According to an exclusive report by the Arizona Republic
  • State Sen. Ralph Shortey [R-OK]
    Paid for sex with a 17-year-old minor boy he found on Craigslist at a local Super 8 Motel while also being a married father with four young children and an avid supporter of Anti-LGBT legislation who proclaimed he was a “family values Republican”
    01 Feb 2019
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Judge Tim Nolan [R-KY]
    Coerced seven underage girls in to performing sex acts with him, supplied them with heroin and other opioids, and threatened to take the drugs away and call the police on them if they didn't submit to his sexual demands while also being married
    04 May 2018
    He pleaded guilty to human trafficking and was sentenced to 20 years in prison
  • State Rep. David Byrd [R-TN]
    Inappropriately touched and kissed three underage girls on the high school basketball team he coached while also being married with young children
    27 Mar 2018
    According to firsthand accounts of the alleged victims first reported by local a TV station
  • Scott Baio [Conservative Actor]
    Allegedly sexually abused actress Nicole Eggert over a 3-year period in which she said he "penetrated me with his finger" when she was only 14, had sex with her when she was 17 and not legally able to consent in the state of California and engaged in "a lot of groping, a lot of fondling, a lot of pulling me on his lap" while on the set of Charles in Charge
    30 Jan 2018
    According to the alleged victim who went public with her accusations against him
  • State Rep. Brandon Hixon [R-ID]
    Sexually assaulted and molested two girls including a young female relative over a ten-year period
    11 Jan 2018
    According to an exclusive interview with his ex-wife who found out and turned him in
  • State Rep. Dan Johnson [R-KY]
    Digitally penetrated, fondled and forcibly kissed a 17-year-old member of his church in the basement of his home as she begged him to stop while also being married
    11 Dec 2017
    According to an investigate report by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting
  • State Sen. Ralph Shortey [R-OK]
    Had multiple felony videos that police said "depicts a man engaging in sexually explicit conduct with a prepubescent girl" on his laptop when police found him in a hotel room with an underage boy
    20 Nov 2017
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • City Council Member Jeff Miller [R-IN]
    Molested two underage girls a at least 20 separate times by massaging in-between their thighs, rubbing their shoulders, cupping their buttocks, and other inappropriate actions and ignored their repeated please for him to stop
    17 Nov 2017
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Roy Moore [2017 GOP AL Senator Nominee]
    Allegedly molested a 14-year-old girl by undressing and groping her over her underwear and bra in addition to having her place her hand over his underwear when he was a 32-year-old lawyer
    09 Nov 2017
    According to multiple collaborated witnesses in an investigative report by The Washington Post
  • Alderman Mike Yenni [R-LA]
    Sent explicit texts to a 17-year-old boy asking if he and a 19-year-old friend of his would have three-way sex with him and for pictures of him in his underwear -- which may have violated a federal law designed to protect children from online obscenity even if it didn't violate his state's age of consent law -- leading to them eventually meeting in which he kissed him at a mall all while being married
    29 Sep 2016
    According to an exclusive investigative report by WWL-TV
  • Mayor Anthony Silva [R-CA]
    Gave alcohol to underage male camp counselors as young as 16-years-old and also filmed and photographed many of the boys getting completely naked as they played strip poker in his bedroom
    04 Aug 2016
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Allegedly forced two young girls aged 12 and 13 to perform oral sex on him and to engage in lesbian sex in front of him at a sex party hosted by Jeffrey Epstein while he was married to Ivana
    23 Jun 2016
    Corroborated by "Tiffany Doe" who was hired by Epstein to recruit underage girls for sex and reportedly witnessed Trump's rape of the two young girls in sworn testimony, Trump's ex-wife Ivana privately confided to multiple friends that he raped her
  • Allegedly forced a thirteen-year-old girl to manually stimulate him until he ejaculated at a sex party hosted by Jeffrey Epstein while he was married to Ivana
    23 Jun 2016
    Corroborated by "Tiffany Doe" who was hired by Epstein to recruit underage girls for sex and reportedly witnessed Trump's rape of the two young girls in sworn testimony, Trump's ex-wife Ivana privately confided to multiple friends that he raped her
  • Allegedly tied a thirteen-year-old girl to a bed and raped her at a sex party hosted by Jeffrey Epstein and struck her in the face with his open hand after she pleaded with him to stop while he was married to Marla
    23 Jun 2016
    Corroborated by "Tiffany Doe" who was hired by Epstein to recruit underage girls for sex, Trump's ex-wife Ivana privately confided to multiple friends that he raped her
  • Speaker Dennis Hastert [R-IL]
    Sexually abused and molested four teenage boys -— the youngest being only 14-years-old —- during his time as a high school educator and wrestling coach while he was married
    10 Apr 2016
    According to court filings submitted by federal prosecutors
  • Aide Matthew Pennell [R-KS]
    Had 17+ images and videos of young children depicting various sex acts on his home computer
    07 Mar 2015
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • CEO Shawn Bergstrand
    Made arrangements to have sex with an underage girl by agreeing to pay a woman he thought was offering to prostitute her daughter in exchange for money over a series of email and text messages
    26 Jul 2013
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Eric Bodenweiser [2012 GOP DE State Sen. Nominee]
    Molested and sexually abused a 10-year-old boy over a period of three years while propagating "family values" as a bedrock principal of his political philosophy at the same time
    22 Oct 2012
    He pled guilty to a less serious charge of unlawful sexual contact of a minor and was sentenced to one year probation and had to register as a sex offender
  • State Rep. Ted Klaudt [R-SD]
    Digitally penetrated and fondled his 16 and 18-year-old foster daughters' breasts after deceitfully convincing them to let him perform "tests" on their private areas ostensibly to determine if they were good candidates to donate their eggs in exchange for a large sum of money while also being their trusted caregiver and a married father
    18 May 2007
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Rep. Mark Foley [R-FL]
    Offerred a 17-year-old boy working as a Congressional page oral sex in exchange for free lodgings at his home at the same time he was chair of a special Congressional committee dedicated to protecting exploited children
    02 Nov 2006
    According to voluminous reports filed by mainstream media outlets
  • County Commissioner David Swartz [R-OH]
    Repeatedly raped and sexually violated a young girl over a ten-year period beginning when she was just six years old
    03 Feb 2004
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • State Rep. Keith Westmoreland [R-TN]
    Exposed his genitals to three underage girls in a hotel pool and hot tub
    18 Jun 2002
    According to charging documents filed by local police