Page Accuses SD State Senator of Groping Him
But the alleged fondling isn't the only story:
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- A Statehouse scandal in which a lawmaker is accused of fondling a page has transfixed South Dakota, with many people following the case on TV and the Web as if it were a Hollywood reality show.The other story is that, unlike the pre-election coverage of the Mark Foley scandal, Senator Sutton's political affiliation isn't mentioned until the sixteenth paragraph - the last paragraph in the story. Sutton is a Democrat.
Sen. Dan Sutton, 36, is accused of groping the young man last year while the two shared a motel room at the start of the youth's weeklong stint in the Legislature. The young man was 18 at the time.