The sister of one of Denny Hastert’s students says that the teacher and coach introduced her brother to homosexual relations.
The brother died of AIDS.
That reminds me of what Virgil Laughlin, a principal at Lundahl Junior High School in Crystal Lake did to Marty Wilson.
Wilson was one of his students.
He told me he was molested in the principal’s office.
He told me that he was taken to a rest stop on Route 47 south of Route 72 for homosexual encounters.
That was in the 1970’s.
Wilson died of AIDS in the 1990’s.
Later IDOT tore the rest stop down.
I can only guess that the use of the site was the reason for the demolition.
A home now sits on the site.
Laughlin was allowed to move to Nebraska without prosecution.
I think educators call the practice “passing the trash.”
But that move out of state stopped the clock on the statute of limitations for Laughlin.
When he returned to Illinois, he was indicted.
The result was a 4 1/2 year sentence.
During the trial he said he was sorry for the victims and their families.
Since Hastert did not leave Illinois, the statute of limitations on any similar crime involving him has expired.