Hastert’s Alleged Sex Abuse of Boys Cited in Hush Money Case

  • Decades-old abuse of high school wrestlers described by U.S.
  • Prosecutors say Hastert's `hypocrisy' should affect sentence

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert leaves a courthouse on Oct. 28, 2015, in Chicago.

Photographer: Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images

J. Dennis Hastert, who as speaker of the House was second in line to the U.S. presidency, is alleged by federal prosecutors to have sexually abused five boys while he was a high school wrestling coach in Illinois.

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