Republican Grooming Scandals - Sexual Interactions with Minors

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  • Zack Scrivner [County Supervisor]
    Allegedly sexually assaulted his preteen daughter who along with her siblings was granted an order of protection against him while authorities investigated the allegation further while still being married to his estranged wife
    25 Apr 2024
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • International House of Prayer Mike Bickle
    Sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl who went to his church and babysat his own children inside his church, personal office, car and also at her home over three-year period when he was in his mid-20's where she said he would often move her hand down to his groin to have her "touch him sexually" and he would "touch [her] in return" and also often kissed her "like a man kisses a woman" while also being married with young children at home
    25 Mar 2024
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • GOP County Bo Dresner [R-TX]
    Sexually abused a 15-year-old minor
    11 Mar 2024
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • GOP County 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
  • 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
  • Rene Pedrosa
    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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Joel Koskan [2022 GOP SD 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
    03 Nov 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • Oklahoma College Republicans 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • AK Ed Sniffen [R]
    Secretly got a 17-year-old girl he coached drunk by adding alcohol to drinks she thought were nonalcoholic while he was out partying with her and other high school students at New Orlean's bars known for loosely enforcing their liquor laws and later had sex with her in his hotel room that night
    30 Jan 2021
    Corroborated by two of the victim's former teammates who were told of the improper relationship the day after they first had a sexual encounter
  • AK Ed Sniffen [R]
    Initiated a sexual relationship with a vulnerable 17-year-old girl he coached on a high school mock trial competition team when he was 27-year-old man in violation of a state law that expressly forbade coaches from dating 16 or 17-year-olds under their supervision
    30 Jan 2021
    Corroborated by two of the victim's former teammates who were told of the improper relationship the day after they first had a sexual encounter
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jeff Miller [R-IN]
    Rubbed his hands in-between the thighs of a 10-year-old girl, cupped her buttocks, put his hands up her shirt and touched her bra strap and gave her massages with a battery-powered device that wasn't remotely age-appropriate and ignored her repeated pleas for him to stop
    15 Aug 2018
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • 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
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Roy Moore [2017 GOP AL 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 , Trump's ex-wife Ivana privately confided to multiple friends that he raped her
  • 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
  • Lawrence Taylor
    Paid $300 to have sex with a 16-year-old girl virgin he claimed to have thought was a 19-year-old prostitute and ignored her attempts to squirm out of his grip by telling her to "just relax" while also being married
    14 Mar 2014
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • 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
  • 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