- A Kansas state legislator pleaded guilty after allegedly kicking a high school student in the testicles while substitute teaching a class.
- Samsel tells the student, “You’re about ready to anger me and get the wrath of God. Do you believe me when I tell you that God has been speaking to me?”
- Samsel also tells the class about “a sophomore who’s tried killing himself three times” allegedly because “he has two parents and they’re both females.”
Jerry Lambe from Law&Crime writes:
“A Kansas state legislator who had been charged with battery for allegedly kicking a high school student in the testicles while substitute teaching a class in April pleaded guilty on Monday to three lesser charges of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
Republican Rep. Mark Samsel, 36, reached a plea deal with local prosecutors that downgraded the three counts of misdemeanor criminal battery he was originally facing.
Franklin County Magistrate Judge Kevin Kimball accepted the agreement and handed down a 90-day suspended jail sentence, ordering the lawmaker to remain on probation for one year, The Kansas City Star reported. Additionally, Samsel was ordered to write letters of apology to two of his teenage victims, whom he is otherwise barred from contacting. Samsel also is prohibited from using social media—including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—for personal use…”
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