This is becoming as predictable as it is sickening.
“A state senate candidate is being charged with exposing a minor to sexual grooming behaviors.
That’s a class four felony.
Joel Koskan is a Republican running for state Senate in District 26.Assistant Attorney General Mandy Miller filed charges against Koskan on Thursday.Court documents indicate the crimes began in 2014 when the child was 12 years old.
According to a probable cause statement obtained by SDPB, the Division of Criminal Investigation met with the victim earlier this year for an interview. The DCI report, now under seal, details years of child sexual abuse and surveillance.
The documents show DCI agents said probable cause exists to show Koskan committed acts of rape and sexual contact with a child under sixteen.According to the statement, the victim told DCI agents Koskan had been raping them since they “were a young child.”
Other reports I have read indicate that the child in question was an adopted child committed to Koskan’s care.
Just days before the midterm elections, a Republican candidate for the South Dakota State Senate in next week’s election has been charged with child abuse.
Joel M. Koskan was charged on Thursday for multiple sexual acts against his adopted daughter. https://t.co/f4rg4GZzZC
— 🗳 Blue (@Winzol) November 4, 2022
Despicable and disgusting if the charges are as alleged.
South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem has endorsed this candidate…
Gosh, from Trump to Corey to Joel Koskan, @KristiNoem sure likes to buddy up to those who have been investigated for sexual violence. Maybe get better friends. #SouthDakota https://t.co/5Ck4ZXw2td pic.twitter.com/9HWtEjHeOk
— Doug Murano (@muranofiction) November 3, 2022
Perhaps a little vetting in the future would save her some embarrassment.
Fortunately South Dakota voters have a good alternative candidate…
Meet the candidate: Rep. Shawn Bordeaux for District 26 Senate! Rep. Bordeaux has been in the South Dakota House since 2015, he wants to continue his service to the people of District 26 as their next Senator. Let's re-elect Rep. Bordeaux! pic.twitter.com/Y9nmg46Gze
— SD Democratic Party (@SoDakDems) October 18, 2022
Vote out all Republicans!