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Thu Oct 1, 2020, 11:54 AM

Missouri House candidate faces sexual and physical abuse allegations from 4 of his children

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Source: Daily Kos

Rick Roeber, a Republican candidate for the 34th District Missouri House of Representatives, is dealing with allegations from decades ago that he physically abused three of his four children. The allegations were uncovered and reported on by The Kansas City Star on Tuesday, and they are distressing. Roeber is running to replace his wife, who died suddenly while still holding the seat in 2019.

According to the Star, two of Roeber’s now-adult children went on record with the paper. Anastasia Roeber alleges that Roeber sexually molested her when she was 9 years old in 1990. Her brother Samson says that while he was not molested by Roeber, Roeber had “always been physically abusive” when they were growing up. A third sibling told the paper that she was aware of the alleged abuse at the time, and a fourth unnamed sibling also claimed “sexual maltreatment” from Roeber. That last allegation was reportedly investigated by the state of Missouri in 2001.



Roeber made a name for himself locally in the aughts as “Barefoot Rick,” an early adopter of the barefoot running movement, which he combined with a born-again story Christianity story. Roeber claims in his biography to have been an on again off again Christian whose “waywardness” included serious issues of addiction. He reportedly was able to have finally “recommitted his life to Christ” in March 1992 when he put the "plug in the jug.”

Roeber’s “waywardness” seems to have included a lot of abusive behavior, according to his kids. His son Samson told The Star: “He beat the s--t out of us all the time.” Gabrielle, the daughter who says she was aware of the abuse claims but was not abused herself, says she is estranged from her siblings because they partly blamed her for the abuse. Roeber “used me, I guess, as his little stooge. I would tell him little things that happened at my mother’s house, and he would use that to punish the boys. … My brothers hate me.” Gabrielle says that her father was “out of control” at that time in his life.



Read more: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/9/29/1981692/-Missouri-House-candidate-faces-sexual-and-physical-abuse-allegations-from-4-of-his-children?detail=emaildkre



"He beat the s--t out of us all the time." Evil fuck wants to represent others. Ugh.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 11:56 AM

1. Republican family values. n/t



-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 12:08 PM

6. Agreed

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 01:36 PM

13. FYI

 

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 01:47 PM

14. Why are you flooding DU with this video?

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 11:56 AM

2. Hopefully this will finish him

I also hope his children all get counseling.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 11:56 AM

3. Read the headline. Thought to myself, should I bother looking to see if he is a Republican?.....

.....Oh, sure, go ahead and look. There you go.

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Response to RussellCattle (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 12:04 PM

5. Yep. And he loves kids:

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 12:14 PM

8. that ad i just shameless.

 

i do that kind of work, and damn. it NEVER occurred to me to play such a ploy.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 12:38 PM

9. Puke...

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 12:02 PM

4. Piece of shit never spent a day in jail

Roeber has denied all allegations of abuse, but Anastasia and Samson Roeber shared instances of abuse with The Star. It’s understood that their memories are clear and consistent with each other, as the claims were examined in a sworn deposition nearly two decades ago.

“He made me place my hand on his genitals,” Anastasia said of the 1990 incident in Roeber’s home. “I just froze.” Some time later, Roeber asked his daughter “if he could touch me,” she said.

Samson said he suffered physical abuse from Rick as a child. He told The Star that he wasn’t sexually molested, but that “my father’s always been physically abusive” and that he’s always had a temper.

The Star’s editorial board reports that a third sibling, Gabrielle Galeano, says she was aware of the alleged abuse while living with Anastasia, Samson, and another sibling. That fourth sibling later claimed sexual maltreatment from Roeber, an allegation investigated by the state of Missouri.

Michelle Keller, Roeber’s ex-wife, gave a sworn deposition in 2003 during a dispute with him. She testified that Anastasia was molested in 1990, but didn’t tell her until 1993. Anastasia also confirmed the testimony.

“He said, ‘You can’t tell anyone, I’ll go to jail, and the whole family will be in trouble,’” she told The Star Editorial Board.

“He beat the shit out of us all the time,” Samson said. “Also, (he would) hold us by our necks and hold us against the wall.”

The fourth sibling, who didn’t agree to speak to The Star on the record, also claimed sexual abuse by Roeber. The Jackson County office of the Division of Family Services found probable cause that “sexual maltreatment” of the child had occurred in 2001.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 12:13 PM

7. What part of born again ...

do you not believe?

Asking for a friend.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 12:57 PM

10. Republican family values...

here's his qualifier.

Roeber’s website says that he is “unapologetically conservative,” and says he is an ordained pastor at Abundant Life Church and the former chaplain at KC Rescue Mission.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 01:18 PM

11. These evil fuckers always hide behind the cross and the flag

Since this is Missouri, he'll get elected. All is forgiven if you accept Jebus into your heart and run as a Republican.

No word on helping his damaged children cope with their scars. Oh, wait, they got born so they don't count.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 01:33 PM

12. He wanted to graduate to state representative and become a "political pedophile" to

screw everyone's children with his votes. Now someone else has a few weeks to set up a write-in bid, because there would be few Dem voters in that area.

How many Duggar-types will still vote for him? Will Mike Huckabee endorse him? How about the Duck Dynasty folks?

They're all a bunch of sick f**ks.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 02:42 PM

15. Oh, I'm sure he'll still win.

It’s Missouri after all

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 02:44 PM

16. Jesus Complex justifies their authority, sin, misdeeds, crimes

The Chosen Ones. It's like a private sector Divine Right of Kings.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 02:52 PM

17. Is this a problem for republicans anymore?

They seem to have embraced molesters, rapists and other criminals.

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 02:52 PM

18. I see a trend here...

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Response to kag (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 02:56 PM

19. Jeebus. What is wrong with people?

I hope the family can heal.

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Thu Oct 1, 2020, 02:57 PM

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