Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dennis Hastert released from prison after serving just 13 months behind bars for paying out hush money to hide his sexual abuse of young boys

Dennis Hastert was released from a federal prison in Minnesota on Monday after 13 months behind bars and returned home to Illinois.

The former Speaker of the House was sentence back in 2016 for paying $1.7 million to one of the five teenage boys he admittedly molested while working as a teacher and wrestling coach from 1965 to 1981 at Yorkville High Scool.

Hastert, 75, could not be charged for molesting these minors due to statute of limitation laws in the state, and was instead convicted of breaking federal banking laws.

He will now spend one month at a reentry facility in Chicago, records from the Federal Bureau of Prisons stating that he will be released on August 16 after serving 14 months of his 15 month sentence.

Hastert will then be placed on probation but will not be forced to register as a sex offender due to the fact that he was not charged with molesting his victims, but he will have to undergo sex offender treatment.


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