Ted A. Klaudt, R-Walker, was charged in both Hughes County, which includes the state Capitol, and Corson County, where he lives, according to Attorney General Larry Long. Klaudt was charged with eight counts of second-degree rape, two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, one count of sexual contact with a child younger than 16, two counts of witness tampering and one count of stalking. If you want some graphic reading, make sure you read the affidavits at the bottom of the story article. http://www.keloland.com/NewsDetail6162.cfm?Id=0,57158 This link discusses his agenda while he was a SD legislator. Some highlights are his co-sponsoring of bills regarding sex offenders and his (even though the story doesn't state it) co-sponsor of the infamous abortion ban that they passed, but was later revoked by the voters of the state. http://www.keloland.com/NewsDetail6162.cfm?Id=0,57165 This guy was as right wing as they come in my state. He often called Democrats people with no morals. Because his agenda became so one sided the people in his district did elect a Democrat last election, which says a lot considering the huge GOP base in that part of the state. He was a state rep. for 8 years and when he moved up to run for the senate he was beat by Democrat Ryan Maher. I know Ryan personally because we went to college together and was on the student senate together. Great guy! I am glad he was able to beat this perv! I know they say innocent until proven guilty, but if you take some time to read his rap sheet, you won't believe the effort that went into to abusing these girls. I don't believe that this is a Republican or Democrat thing. What I do believe however is that it shows how much of a hypocrite many are that continually judge others. If he had not spoken out against all the so-called immoral people over the years I would not target him as much. The classic case of do what I say, not as I do.