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article imageCongressman weighing legal remedy after sex abuse allegations

By Gar Swaffar     Nov 22, 2011 in Politics
Democrat Congressman Dale Kildee from Michigan is now weighing his legal options regarding allegations of sexual abuse made by a relative.
Congressman Dale Kildee (D) Mich who was recently in the news at Digital Journal for allegations of abusing his second cousin, Patrick more than fifty years ago is now considering his legal options in the quest to substantiate his innocence.
As apparently told to the Flint Journal and reported at Fox News;
"Truth is the best defense. That's what we've done from the very beginning is just tell the truth. It's unfortunate I have to defend myself this late in life but I'm going to defend myself," he reportedly said.
While it's not yet clear if the congressman will sue his relatives for the allegations it is clear that Kildee is still willing to make a spirited defense of himself and his legacy in congress.
"I'm angry. It's outrageous," Kildee is quoted telling the newspaper. "I'm 82 years old. I'm not going to be around that long, but (my grandkids) are going to be around a long, long time. I'm not going to let that name be besmirched by people who first of all suffer ... mental health issues."
The allegations made against Kildee stem from reports made by Patrick's father on his death bed and then recounted by Patrick's mother to Jon Yinger of the Christian Broadcasting System just before the 2010 elections took place. Video's of the allegations exist but are not able to be embedded to external sites. The site is that of Freelance Journalist Susan Bradford.
Bradford is the person responsible for first breaking the silence surrounding the issue and it remains unclear if she had permission from Jon Yinger to release the videos or interviews on her website. The Congressman's office has not revealed whether or not an actual legal proceeding will be forthcoming, only that the congressman is exploring his legal options.
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