Hastert accused of hiding Child Sex Abuse of former student

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert

On Friday, federal law enforcement officials said Hastert had paid $1.7 million over the last four years to conceal sexual abuse against a former male student he knew during his days as a teacher in Yorkville, Ill., where Hastert worked until 1981.

A top federal law enforcement official, who would not be identified speaking about the ongoing federal case, said investigators also spoke with a second man who raised similar allegations that corroborated what the former student said. The second person was not being paid by Hastert, the official said.

The disclosures followed Thursday’s federal indictment against Hastert on charges of lying to the FBI about the reasons for large cash withdrawals he is accused of making to buy the man’s silence.

“It goes back a long way, back to then,” a second official said. “It has nothing to do with public corruption or a corruption scandal. Or to his time in office.”

Thursday’s indictment described misconduct against a person identified only as “Individual A,” noting that Hastert had known the person “most of Individual A’s life.”

When asked about the nature of the alleged misconduct, the second official said, “It was sex.”

Hastert has not responded to requests for comment. A representative of the lobbying and law firm where he had worked, Dickstein Shapiro, declined to comment.

The indictment alleged Hastert had agreed to pay a total of $3.5 million to “compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct.”

He made several cash payments beginning in 2010, after being contacted by the individual, the indictment said.

Hastert allegedly began by withdrawing $50,000 at a time, but when the activity was questioned by banking officials, he reduced the withdrawals to under $10,000, the indictment said.

That caught the attention of financial regulators, who suspected Hastert was trying to evade federal reporting requirements.

Concerned that Hastert might be the victim of criminal extortion arising from his government work or involved in some illegal activity, FBI agents asked the former speaker about the withdrawals. Hastert told the agents that he distrusted banks and still had the cash in his possession, according to the indictment.

Why We Can’t Get Laws Passed: Child Molesting Law Makers

One of the only Republican Speakers of the House in modern times IS a gay child molester, DENNIS HASTERT!!!!

NOW, who pays these people????

WE THE PEOPLE!!!!

Why have Children been unprotected for 7,000 years????

Because a majority of the population sees Children as a sex object….

 

Could DCS have rescued Alexandra?

~~~ I don’t mind telling you my opinion of this IDIOT REPORTER. The first 4 paragraphs make me sick to my stomach, because this is DISRESPECTING THIS CHILD.

To think that this perverted LEMMING SOCIETY reads this bloated plastic FOOL.  And anyone who would waste their time even asking directions from DCS is obviously DUMB AS DIRT.   If you believe what this clown is saying in these paragraphs, put your name right down below this post, and I will NOT ONLY DEBATE YOU, I WILL EDUCATE YOU!!!! ~~~

Her name was Alexandra and she would have been 4 years old on Saturday.

Would have been, perhaps, had she been born in different circumstances, to people who stocked their refrigerator with food rather than beer.

To people who saw her as a wonder rather than a whipping post.

Could have been, had those around her – people who had to have known what was going on — refused to stay silent.

To let her die.

Might have been, had she been born in a state where child-welfare workers are given the luxury of time to fully investigate each report of a child in desperate need of rescue.

To ask all the right questions and verify the answers.

When help finally did arrive last Saturday, Alexandra Velazco-Tercerro had already left this earth. Court records say she had bruises all over her body in various stages of healing, and a nearly inch-long forehead gash that exposed her skull. Her vagina and rectum showed signs of damage.

She weighed 15 pounds.

Her mother, Rosemary Velazco, who with her father was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder, told police that her husband has “an anger problem” and that both of them would whip the child with a belt.

Her father, Carlos Tercerro Cruz, told KTVK that his daughter’s injuries came from playing with her six-year-old brother. And her weight?

“She ate very little,”

“She ate very little,” said Cruz, who was here illegally and targeted for deportation in 2012 yet still here in 2015.

Alexandra was the size of a five month old when she died.
It’ll be up to those who knew this little girl to live with their decision not to come to her rescue.

As for the rest of us? We should be asking some hard questions about those who were apparently clueless about what was happening to this child.

Alexandra died while Department of Child Safety was watching – or rather, supposed to be watching.

First, the good news.

DCS initially sounded this week like its predecessor agency, the woeful Child Protective Services — leading the public early on to believe it had no current involvement with this family.

In fact, state law gives the agency license to cover its tracks – for now.In cases where a child dies or nearly dies due to abuse or neglect, Arizona law says DCS must release all records “involving the child and the current alleged abusive or neglectful parent, guardian or custodian.”

But the Arizona Legislature, in a rare show of sanity, changed the law this year to require release of all records “involving the child or the current alleged abusive or neglectful parents, guardian or custodian.”

That law, however, doesn’t take effect until July 3.

Despite that, DCS Director Greg McKay erred on the side of transparency within hours of Alexandra’s death becoming public and owned up to DCS’s involvement with this family. That’s key if we’re ever really to fix what ails this long-beleaguered agency.

Which leads me to the bad news.

McKay told me DCS workers removed an infant from the home last June, but had no idea that Alexandra or her older brother were living there. This, even though the agency removed Alexandra and her brother from the home in 2011 and returned them in 2012.

“We are trying to see what our department did during the dependency of this other child and if at any time we were aware of anything involving Alexandra,” McKay told me. “At this point in time, there no indication from what we’ve read that anyone ever saw Alexandra in this home.”

Well, did they look?

According to DCS records, Alexandra and her older brother were put into foster care in May 2011, after Alexandra was born exposed to amphetamines. The children were returned 10 months later, after the parents completed a drug abuse program, and the case was closed in July 2012.

In 2014, DCS made several visits to the home and in June removed an infant. McKay couldn’t tell me why the baby was taken but I’ll be asking again on July 3, when the law says he can.

“Our staff was in that home and took action to protect this infant child and the other children were not in that home at that time,” he told me.

McKay says DCS was told that Alexandra and her brother were living outside the country.

This, of course, prompts several questions.

Did DCS verify that two parents who previously had their children removed were telling the truth?

Did its workers make unscheduled visits, to see what was really going on vs. what the parents might have wanted them to see? Did they talk to neighbors? To extended family?

Did they look around the house?

Surprise police say the door to the bedroom where the children lived had a padlock that locked from the outside and a key that was out of reach of children. The room also had “a small paint can which appears to have been used as a toilet by the children.”

Or did they simply take the word of a couple who had every reason to lie, it now appears? You don’t waste away to the weight of an infant overnight, after all.

McKay says it’s too soon to know whether DCS could have done anything to save Alexandra.

“We are going to find out if there’s something that we should have done, could have done to change the outcome.”

Work quickly, Mr. McKay. Even now, the next Alexandra is out there, somewhere.

You might just be her only hope.

The Life of an Angel

The short life of Alexandra Velazco-Tercerro

May 30, 2011, Alexandra is born. Rosemary Velazco gives birth to her daughter, Alexandra.

Alexandra Velazco-Tercerro weighed just 15 pounds when she was pronounced dead on May 23, 2015 – one week before her 4th birthday, police said. Her parents are in a Maricopa County jail on charges of first-degree murder while the Surprise Police Department and the Arizona Department of Child Safety conduct an investigation into what happened to the girl inside her Surprise home that faces a gravel road.