Before he went to prison, Dennis Hastert admitted he sexually abused multiple teenage boys back when he was a wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. His lawyers even chose not to deny one allegation of sexual abuse, despite Hastert having “no current recollection of the episode.” But the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives now “adamantly denies” he sodomized a fourth-grader in a bathroom stall in the early 1970s.
The alleged facts behind the new child sexual assault allegation:
The lawsuit, filed in May, said the attack occurred either in 1973 or 1974, when the alleged victim was in fourth grade. That’s when he said he was riding his bike along Game Farm Road and stopped at the Game Farm Building — now the Yorkville High School parking lot — to use the bathroom. While inside a bathroom stall, he claims he heard a male voice “mutter something.” That’s when the stall door opened and a large man “now known to be Hastert” entered the stall and sodomized the boy, according to the lawsuit.