Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

Roisin Ni Fiachra

(2,574 posts)
Fri Nov 4, 2022, 10:57 AM Nov 2022

GOP State Senate candidate arrested and charged for sexually abusing young girl for years

Joel Koskan, a Republican running for the South Dakota State Senate, has been charged with felony child abuse after he allegedly groomed and raped a young family member for years, The New York Post reports.

The abuse of the young girl began in 2014 and continued for at least six years. He could also face counts of rape, sexual contact with a child under the age of 16 and aggravated incest-related child, according to a probable cause statement shared by the Mitchell Republic.

"The Senate hopeful began grooming the child when she was 12 years old by having her sit on his lap, kissing her and giving long hugs, according to the court docs," The Post's report stated. "The child thought the behavior was “‘normal things’ that families were supposed to do,” an investigator wrote in the document. She realized what Koskan was doing to her was abusive at a summer camp she attended at age 14 when counselors spoke about inappropriate physical contact with adults."

Koskan even reportedly installed a camera in the girls room so he could watch her from an app on his phone. The girl said he regularly touched her inappropriately and began forcing sexual intercourse when she turned 17.

https://www.rawstory.com/republican-arrested-2658598770/

GOP = Gross Old Perverts

17 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
GOP State Senate candidate arrested and charged for sexually abusing young girl for years (Original Post) Roisin Ni Fiachra Nov 2022 OP
Q'ing for qanon MagickMuffin Nov 2022 #1
The PERFECT Republican candidate for office. ProudMNDemocrat Nov 2022 #2
Disgusting criminals. So gross. AllyCat Nov 2022 #3
It looks like he is toast but riverbendviewgal Nov 2022 #4
Add him to the list keithbvadu2 Nov 2022 #5
Totally explains Mad_Machine76 Nov 2022 #6
And If She Had Become Pregnant Me. Nov 2022 #7
Or not. See: Herschel Walker and various known other RePuQ's Hugh_Lebowski Nov 2022 #8
I Goubt Or Not Me. Nov 2022 #10
And here he is with his Handmaid wife and his Stepford kids . . . . hatrack Nov 2022 #9
Fat bastard. Why is the child he is holding look like she is about to spit nails? Ray Bruns Nov 2022 #12
That poor girl... Bettie Nov 2022 #11
Sexual predators and pedophiles in the GOP. Now who the hell would have thought? Scalded Nun Nov 2022 #13
There are way too many of these predators in the GOP to be a Qoincidence IronLionZion Nov 2022 #14
Now the question is, will Republican still vote for him? Probably, yes. Mr.Mystery Nov 2022 #15
There are so many I_UndergroundPanther Nov 2022 #16
Apparently... DET Nov 2022 #17

MagickMuffin

(15,933 posts)
1. Q'ing for qanon
Fri Nov 4, 2022, 11:06 AM
Nov 2022


Here’s your pedophile! Found another republicon doing what you accuse democrats of doing.

I’m almost positive you’re right on it.


riverbendviewgal

(4,252 posts)
4. It looks like he is toast but
Fri Nov 4, 2022, 11:16 AM
Nov 2022

Who knows, he could still be voted in . Maybe a few people in SD thinks it's ok to rape your adopted daughter.

 

Hugh_Lebowski

(33,643 posts)
8. Or not. See: Herschel Walker and various known other RePuQ's
Fri Nov 4, 2022, 12:18 PM
Nov 2022

Doing the opposite of what their purported 'position' on an issue dictates they should do, if they had any integrity.

Bettie

(16,083 posts)
11. That poor girl...
Fri Nov 4, 2022, 01:12 PM
Nov 2022

of course, he'll be elected and face no consequences. Probably even get some sort of award for it from Kristi Noem.

Scalded Nun

(1,236 posts)
13. Sexual predators and pedophiles in the GOP. Now who the hell would have thought?
Fri Nov 4, 2022, 01:54 PM
Nov 2022

Look at anything they accuse others of and that is exactly what they are doing themselves.

Hate is such a negative emotion, but I so dearly hate anyone aligned with today's GOP.

IronLionZion

(45,403 posts)
14. There are way too many of these predators in the GOP to be a Qoincidence
Fri Nov 4, 2022, 01:57 PM
Nov 2022

There is something deeply rotten and evil in that party

Mr.Mystery

(185 posts)
15. Now the question is, will Republican still vote for him? Probably, yes.
Fri Nov 4, 2022, 02:34 PM
Nov 2022

There doesn't seem to be anything bad enough for a Republican candidate to do -- except say that the Count of Mostly Crisco is a liar -- which will turn voters off from voting for them.

Greg Marshall from Kansas tried to kill a man by running him over with his truck. No matter--he still became US Senator.

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»GOP State Senate candidat...