At least four individuals are alleged sexual abuse victims of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, according to reporting by the Chicago Tribune.
The newspaper, through interviews with law enforcement sources and the alleged victims, has learned details about three of the sexual abuse cases. The fourth person's identity is unknown.
Hastert allegedly abused the three men identified by the Chicago Tribune when he was a wrestling coach and teacher at Yorkville High School. Hastert worked at the school from 1965 to 1981.
One of the alleged sexual abuse victims is Stephen Reinboldt, who was a sports equipment manager at Yorkville High School. Reinboldt graduated from the school in 1971 and died of AIDS in 1995. Reinboldt's sister has claimed that Hastert abused her brother while he was a student at Yorkville High School. The sister has publicly stated she learned of the alleged misconduct when Reinboldt came out to her as gay after high school.
The two other alleged sexual abuse victims were student athletes at the school. Hastert is said to have paid $1.7 million to one of those alleged victims, known in court records as Individual A, in hush money for his past misconduct against the person. Individual A is reportedly related to a friend of Hastert's.
The other alleged victim, referred to as Individual D, could testify at Hastert's sentencing hearing scheduled for April 27.
Under a plea deal with prosecutors, Hastert pleaded guilty in late October to failing to abide by bank reporting requirements in connection with the alleged hush money scheme to conceal previous sexual misconduct.