Report: U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee accused of sexually assaulting young boy decades ago
FLINT, Michigan -- The family of U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee has accused the longtime Congressman of sexually assaulting his second cousin 50 years ago, according to a Washington Times story published today.
The story alleges Kildee, 82, molested his second cousin, Patrick, for 5 years. Patrick was 12 at the time of the abuse, the story said, and Kildee was in his 30s.
The newspaper says Kildee will have a press conference Monday morning to refute the allegations.
The newspaper interviews Patrick's mother, step-father and sister.
“We encouraged (Rep. Kildee) to run for office and even went down to Flint to spur him on,” Patrick's mother Jane told the newspaper. “He spent almost every weekend at our house...it turns out, in my son’s bed.”
Patrick currently is in a state psychiatric hospital. His family blames Rep. Kildee for Patrick's troubles.
Kildee has been a lawmaker at the state and federal levels for 47 years. He was a teacher in the Flint schools before taking public office.
Read the full story here.