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BEST OF BASH

Jared Lee Loughner

Next for Hastert: prison, polygraph, sex-offender treatment

Now that a judge branded him "a serial child molester," Dennis Hastert must prepare to serve his 15-month prison sentence. Once he's out, the former House speaker must participate in a sex-offender program that could include lie-detector and other tests to determine how many children he's molested in his lifetime.

Judge Thomas M. Durkin imposed a harsher sentence than guidelines suggested, citing how the Illinois Republican sexually abused at least four of the wrestlers he coached at Yorkville High School from 1965 to 1981. Hastert was not convicted of child abuse but of violating banking rules as he sought to pay $3.5 million to a victim referred to only as Individual...

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