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October 18, 2006

South Dakota Democratic State Senator Accused Of "Sexual Misconduct" With Male Page

Accused by an eighteen-year-old's father.

He is on the ballot for re-election in three weeks, but a South Dakota state senator's career is in jeopardy because of an accusation that's been brewing for eight months.

The father of an 18-year-old male page says democrat Dan Sutton sexually groped the young man while the two roomed together during the legislative session.

Now state senate leaders are asking Sutton to resign or face legislative action.

We won't identify the page because he is a potential victim.

But his father is involved in politics and Sutton's lawyer Mike Butler says the father and Sutton were long-time friends. Butler says the page roomed with Sutton during the last legislative session and accuses Sutton of sexually groping him then.

Sutton was the youngest man in the legislature when we interviewed him in 2000. Now alleged sexual contact with a page could end his young political career.

"Dan Sutton now is all but destroyed," Butler says.

" And he denies that it happened?" asked KELOLAND News.

"Absolutely denies anything ever happened," Butler responded. "This is guilt by accusation."

I know it's stupid to mention this-- after all, you've been hearing about little else but this story on the MSM, right?

Thanks to Allah for tracking down this story. I couldn't find it myself.


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