Saturday, May 19, 2007

"...and I approved this massage. Uh, I mean message."

Phrom Pharyngula, here's a story that I had to make sure to post between meal times, lest someone be supping and surfing (and projectile vomiting, after this):

"A former South Dakota lawmaker is accused of molesting his own foster children and legislative pages.

Ted Klaudt, 49, a Republican rancher from Walker, faces a long list of charges: eight counts of rape, two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of witness tampering, sexual contact with a person under 16, and stalking.

Court documents mention five possible victims. Three were foster children between the ages of 15 and 19 who lived with Klaudt's family. One is a cousin of one of those girls, and the fifth is a friend of Klaudt's daughter.

In the most disturbing accusation, the girls say Klaudt had them convinced they could earn up to $20,000 by donating their eggs to a fertility clinic. And even though he has no medical training, the girls say Klaudt did all the supposed "exams" and "procedures" himself."

Ewww. Double-super-special ewww. South Dakota, that's the state that's so crawling with fetus fetishists that every few months (it seems) they waste the taxpayers' money by tabling a bill to ban abortion which is subseqently rejected. As PZ Myers said "South Dakota: very conservative, very Republican, very concerned with women's reproduction, and none of it in a good way."

But as PZ correctly points out, for creeps like Klaudt, this is the upside of abstinence education. Girls know so little about their own bodies that a farmer with no medical training was able to convince them that they needed to let him give them breast and pelvic exams. Hopefully this will give parents a clue-by-four that their kids need to be told more in sex-ed classes than "Keep your pants on".

(via Canadian Cynic)