You’ve probably heard about the Wisconsin Republican who opined that “some girls rape easy”? Well, here’s the case he was talking about:
The case Rivard was discussing was that of 17-year-old Chetek high schooler Dennis Veldman, who in November of last year was charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in his school band room. The girl says Veldman told her he wanted to have sex with her, and that she said no. He proceded to take her pants off, told her to lie still, and raped her. The girl told prosecutors that she was too scared to do anything, and that it hurt. In a deal, Veldman pled guilty to three counts of fourth degree sexual assault, for which he served 90 days in jail. Veldman returned to jail in September, when he punched a 13-year-old boy in the face, breaking his nose.
Rivard’s “some girls rape easy” comment came about a month after a child was raped in a band room.
So I guess we can expect Rivard to be the Republican candidate for the United States Senate in the next cycle?