December 7, 2007

Yup, another one. I've run out of words. This guy wasn't some volunteer or donor to the Republican Party, he was the aide to the Republican Chair of Orange County, CA and worked for Republican Rep. Dana Roherbacher. Wonkette has more background on the case.

h/t and more from The Raw Story:

A former GOP congressional aide has pleaded guilty to molesting two male teens, including the 13-year-old son of a family with whom the staffer lived while working on Capitol Hill.

37-year-old Jeffrey Ray Nielsen, who has worked previously for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), as well the Republican chair of California's Orange County, agreed to two felony counts of lewd acts upon a child, reports the Associated Press. A jury had deadlocked at an earlier trial this year -- in which Nielsen was accused of engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old boy he met on the internet -- and prosecutors were prepared to bring additional charges in a retrial.

The plea deal is expected to bring a sentence of three years in state prison, according to the Los Angeles Times. Read on...

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