The former House speaker molested at least five students in the 1970s. He was released early after 13 months in prison.
No one should be penalized for their efforts to seek justice or basic medical care.
Hastert paid a former student $1.7 million to keep quiet about the abuse.
Look no further than the public's reaction and response to the actions of the pedophiles within the Catholic Church, assertions made against Bill Cosby, and even to the catalyst leading up to Dennis Hastert's demise, and you'll surely know the answer.
In releasing his list of potential nominees last week Trump cunningly calculated the correct connection his candidacy posed
As a society, we don't talk openly about sex. In most homes, we tend to learn sex as a second language, and not as part of our regular vocabulary. We sing songs with our kids like "Head and shoulders, knees and toes" which skip the important body parts in between shoulders and knees.
What does it say about our society that Scott Cross needed extraordinary courage to speak at the sentencing hearing of his high school wrestling coach, Dennis Hastert? Do we want to live in a world in which crime victims do not feel comfortable sharing their stories?
Women have abortions for many reasons, some of them we may think are good and others if we sit in judgement we may think are less good, but none of us knows what that woman's life is really like. Denny gets a few months in jail for being a serial child molester, while women bear the consequences on the bodies of women for life.
If Trump really gets in a gender war with Hillary Clinton, and she continues to turn his insults into positive policy statements, we've got a winner, or in this debacle of a presidential race, a savior.
He has been investigated for circumventing bank regulations to help cover up the allegations.