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Judge bars ex-Speaker Hastert from being alone with minors

Judge bars ex-Speaker Hastert from being alone with minors (MGN Online)

A judge has ordered Dennis Hastert not to have contact with anyone under 18 unless another adult is present who is aware of revelations that the former House speaker abused high school students decades ago.

Those are among new conditions a federal judge approved for 75-year-old during two years of supervision after recently completing his 15-month prison term in a hush-money case that uncovered the abuse allegations. He left a Minnesota federal prison in July and remained on home confinement until August.

Other conditions include barring Hastert from possessing pornography and from using "any sex-related telephone numbers." Hastert also must allow the installation of software that records all his computer activity, including internet history.

The probation office requested the conditions. Explanations about why were in sealed court documents.


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