Richard Keenan, the former mayor of Hubbard, Ohio that ran on a platform of how much he loves Jesus admitted that he has been molesting a little girl for three years, starting when she was only 4.
Keenan, who served as Hubbard mayor in 2010 and 2011, was indicted last month on eight counts of rape and 12 counts of attempted rape and gross sexual imposition. A rape conviction carries a sentence of life in prison.
According to the filing by Assistant Prosecutor Gabriel Wildman, Keenan, 65, made the admissions to his wife, a pastor, a social worker and his brother and sister-in-law.
Wildman’s filing states that when Keenan’s wife, Diana, heard about the assaults from the child, “upon confronting [her husband] about the allegations, [Keenan] responded, ‘I did it.’”
Sadly, child molestation is nothing new. Even sadder, the confluence of religion, politics and child molestation is nothing new, either. There’s something about pious, Jesus-lovin’ politicians and sexual deviancy that seem to go together like flies on shit.
But Keenan is a special brand of trash that not only victimized a little girl, but maintains that she wanted it. While Keenan was unburdening himself to several different people before being arrested, he allegedly told a social worker that not only was the little girl a “willing participant,” she also initiated the sexual crimes. Because anyone who’s spent time with a 4-year-old girl knows how much they sexually flirt, right?
The worst part of all of this is going to be when Keenan is in court announcing that he’s begged Jesus for forgiveness and repents of his sins as if that will heal the mental scars he’s left on his victim. There’s something particularly galling about publicly religious perverts hiding their sickness behind their faith. Hopefully, they’ll throw the book at this creep and he can pray to Jesus in a cell for the next couple of decades.
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