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bleowheels Donating Member (356 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 01:34 PM
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Former SD Legislator Arrested On Sex Charges
Source: KELO TV

A former South Dakota legislator has been arrested. Republican Ted Klaudt faces several charges including stalking and second degree rape.

Klaudt is charged with eight counts of second degree rape, two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, one count of sexual contact with a child under 16, two counts of tampering with a witness, and one count of stalking.




Read more: http://www.keloland.com/NewsDetail6162.cfm?Id=0,57158



The article also contains a PDF link to the affidavit from the affidavit from the Attorney General of South Dakota. As the news article states, it is, "...highly graphic and disturbing in nature."
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 01:35 PM
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1. I knew it before reading the article: he's a Republican. n/t
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 02:47 PM
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16. I think it's about a 90% probability.
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 01:35 PM
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2. "... a child under 16"
:puke: :mad: :wtf:
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 01:36 PM
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3. And these are the nuts who outlawed abortion
Go knock up a child and make them have your kid.

Real compassionate :eyes:
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 01:42 PM
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4. Hey this guys a candidate for republican of the year
Sexual perversion is one of the most cherished conservative values. And this guy was a heavy practisioner. With little girls. What a guy.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 01:44 PM
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5. What a miserable rotten son of a bitch. I read that affidavit. That
kid wasn't the brightest bulb in the pack either.
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Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 01:44 PM
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6. OMFG!! Did you see his picture?
There has got to be some kind of "special circumstances" added to his sentence!!
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 01:46 PM
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7. the CONTEMPT thse republican males have for WOMEN
is showcased in this case. Talking her into selling her EGGS? WTF? Can we have him chemically castrated?
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 01:51 PM
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9. Why chemically-do it for real
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 01:56 PM
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11. No argument from me --
I've even got the rusty hacksaw. :evilgrin:
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 03:47 PM
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29. Put the blade in upside-down first
Very important...
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 04:32 PM
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34. I'm thinking...
... dull spoon.
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DKRC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 07:57 PM
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42. Beat me to it!
:evilgrin:
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 01:50 PM
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8. What a sicko
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militaryspouse Donating Member (198 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 02:00 PM
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13. ..
Ppl like him give good foster parents bad names. I'd be horrified if a man looking like a 4eyed monster(did you see his pic) started doing those things to me.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 01:54 PM
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10. Too bad they didn't catch him on that Predator show
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 01:57 PM
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12. Looks like a GREAT candidate for one of Bush's medals of "freedom".
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bleowheels Donating Member (356 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 02:05 PM
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14. There is an additional article here
This link is too the daily newspaper here in Sioux Falls, SD.

http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2...
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knitter4democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 04:16 PM
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32. Here's the kicker:
But when the agents confronted him with contents of emails he's accused of sending the girls, he changed his story, the records state.

Klaudt then stated that "maybe I did some things I shouldn't have," according to a court affidavit.

Maybe?! Maybe?! You sick bastard! Ya think it was "maybe" wrong?!
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 02:15 PM
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15. Yet another from the Family Values party arrested for those dirty deeds
Oh the hypocrisy of these people.
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Shipwack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 02:55 PM
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17. I read the affadavit...
... and I literally feel like I need a shower now... ::shudder::

Two things come to mind:

1) We desperately need sex education in this country so that any time a man approaches a girl with talk of "stimulating the vagina so he can examine her eggs", big huge alarm bells go off... I don't blame the girl for being "not too bright", she's just a victim of the SD education and foster care system who not only never learned how her own body operates, but thought of herself as weak and dumb and felt she needed to trust her foster father... after all, he's a powerful man and can be trusted, right? :puke:

2) Is it too much to ask for that a man able to get elected to the state senate be smart enough to spell properly... I mean... "overy"?!? :wtf:

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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 02:56 PM
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18. What the HELL IS IT...
Edited on Fri May-18-07 03:02 PM by Tandalayo_Scheisskop
With Repuke officeholders and sex with minors? Is a taste for "chicken" a requirement for party membership? Two more years of these guys in power and there won't be a virgin, of either sex, left above the age of five.

On edit: I read the article. Saw the picture. Oh. Jeebus.

Another edit: I couldn't read the whole affadavit. Got about 25% through it and threw up in my mouth. Poor kid.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 03:03 PM
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20. What the heck is it with people becoming repukes at all?
Edited on Fri May-18-07 03:04 PM by superconnected
smth seriously wrong there as soon as they said republican.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 03:09 PM
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23. You should read the entire thing.
And then let me know where you are on life without parole.

Personally, I would just take the fucker out back and shoot him after I set him on fire.
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 06:57 PM
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40. Life without parole?
In StuporMax? For something like this? I have no problem with that. If one is convicted, after a fair trial and by the preponderance of evidence, of such a crime, then one has forfeited one's right to live in decent society.

On the second point: Of course you would, Thomas. ;-) On the other hand, I think incarceration, in a supermax kind of circumstance, would give such a person a long time to reflect on the error of one's ways. Kind of like a Tibetan Hermitage, only with worse food. That said, I can fully understand the visceral reaction.

More than anything, I really feel for the kid. After what she had been through, up to the point of the foster care, she was already damaged. Now, she is gonna be a real wreck. It's gonna be nearly impossible to turn her head around.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 07:55 PM
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41. Yeah, I thought same.
The whole way thru that awful instrument, I kept thinking about that poor girl.

And she wasn't the only one.

What a monster.
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HowHasItComeToThis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 02:59 PM
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19. he is such a cutie
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 03:07 PM
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21. read the pdf n/t
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 03:07 PM
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22. I just read that affidavit.
That's one twisted fuck!
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 03:11 PM
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24. 15 yr foster child
:(
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Lurking Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 03:11 PM
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25. Ew.
Just.

Ew.
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tandot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 03:28 PM
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26. Did any of you click on the PDF affidavit link on that Webpage???
this is one sick bastard.

And all of his victims seemed to have been pages at one time.

Another typical Republican criminal. Just add them to the long, long list of GOP criminals.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 04:50 PM
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35. I wish I hadn't
This is one SICK sorry M-F*cker. A total WASTE of oxygen.
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 03:29 PM
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27. When will Fox put up a news crawler calling him a Democrat? nt
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DU9598 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 03:38 PM
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28. Argus Leader Article
Check out his pic with the Republican Party elephant tie. classy

I read the affidavit and I am so sorry for the harm to the children. Those poor girls deserved so much better from the foster care system. Does SD not have oversight of the people they place with? What an indictment on the SD department of human services, if they even have one ... we are talking about a low tax republican state that needs to borrow snow plows from Iowa to clean their own damn highways.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 03:51 PM
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30. Yeah, they have Child Protective Services
I have a nice letter from them telling me that I don't neglect my kid.

My former in-laws (may they meet Jesus soon, preferably via a flaming car wreck trapped in a hay baler) decided to lie to the state and claim neglect once my ex decided she wanted a divorce.

THEY are the reason we fled to the Twin Cities.
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 05:26 PM
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38. Low tax?
NO tax!
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 04:16 PM
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31. From the party that impeached Clinton. (nt)
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 04:30 PM
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33. Holy fuck...did he EAT the kid?


:puke:

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llmart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 08:15 PM
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45. Furthermore.............
who the hell votes for something like this? Who would look at this guy and think, oh, yeah, I think he'd make an excellent representative.

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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 04:07 AM
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48. He probably has all the Republican talking points (lies) down cold, about how dangerous
things would be if Democrats got control of things again. As ridiculous as he is, all he needs to do is tell a really good whopper about the "immoral" Democrats who hate the family and who hate Gawd, guns, and war.

As long as people are overwrought, and angry, and frightened, they don't do much thinking, unfortunately. That's the Republican key to success.
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DemSoccerMom Donating Member (168 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 04:54 PM
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36. Ew. I need a shower now.
I agree w/ several PPs that the girls do not seem to be overly bright -- and that just makes this whole thing that much worse. To prey on any child is disgusting, but to prey on children who seem (based on the comments in the affidavit for arrest) to have the mental age of approximately 13 or so is horrid.

The gates of Hell can't wait to welcome this sick fuck. :mad: :mad:
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 05:03 PM
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37. republick party family values -- children are for fucking.
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 05:34 PM
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39. What the hell is going on in our country with all the assaults on children?
I'm just about ready to start seeing these guys castrated, literally. I'm fed up. Why the hell is this stuff mushrooming in the last decade? And I do NOT believe that it's always been this prevalent, it's just reported more.

Is it porn on the internet that gets these guys going further than they did a decade ago? Is the culture of corruption that's all around us? It's sick. It's disgusting. I'm fed up.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 07:57 PM
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43. and people wonder why I think rapists should be executed?
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 08:06 PM
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44. Excuse My French But
Motherfuckingcocksucker.

He might very well have caused permanent physical damage to those girls' reproductive systems. Sickfuckingtwistednazibastard.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 03:30 AM
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46. Kick.
:kick:
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-19-07 03:31 AM
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47. Ex-lawmaker charged with rape
Source: Argus Leader

Ex-lawmaker charged with rape
Klaudt accused of sexual contact with foster kids, pages

By Terry Woster
twoster@midco.net
Published: May 19, 2007

PIERRE - Former Republican Rep. Ted Klaudt could spend the rest of his life in prison after turning himself in to authorities Friday on felony charges that include eight counts of rape involving foster children and former legislative pages.

Five girls told authorities they were assaulted by Klaudt, court documents state, although charges filed Friday involve only two of the girls.

Four of the girls said they were accosted in Klaudt's hotel room in Pierre, where he stayed while serving in the South Dakota Legislature. Two of the girls were legislative pages when they were attacked, they told investigators.

He's accused of performing "ovary checks" and "breast exams" under the guise that he was helping young women donate their reproductive eggs, according to court records.



Read more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/4817861.h...





Rep. Ted Klaudt
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