Corson County information on Klaudt Rape Charges

Here's some of the information on the Corson County Charges:
COUNT I
That on or about December of 2005, in the County of Corson, State of South Dakota, Ted Alvin Klaudt did commit the public offense of SECOND DEGREE RAPE (SDCL 22-22-1(2)) in that he did accomplish an act of sexual penetration with his foster daughter, A.M., through the use of force or coercion; and as to

COUNT II
That on or about July or August of 2006, in the County of Corson, State of South Dakota, Ted Alvin Klaudt did commit the public offense of SECOND DEGREE RAPE (SDCL 22-22-1(2)) in that he did accomplish an act of sexual penetration with his foster daughter, A.M., through the use of force or coercion; and as to

COUNT III
That on or about July or August of 2006, in the County of Corson, State of South Dakota, Ted Alvin Klaudt did commit the public offense of SECOND DEGREE RAPE (SDCL 22-22-1(2)) in that he did accomplish an act of sexual penetration, separate and distinct from the act alleged in Count II, with his foster daughter, A.M., through the use of force or coercion; and as to

COUNT IV
That during the period between January of 2005, through June of 2006, in the County of Corson, State of South Dakota, Ted Alvin Klaudt did commit the public offense of SECOND DEGREE RAPE (SDCL 22-22-1(2)) in that he did engage in a pattern of activity in which he accomplished one or more acts of sexual penetration, separate and distinct from the act alleged in Count I, with his foster daughter, A.M., through the use of force or coercion; and as to

COUNT V
That between the dates of January of 2005 and January 26, 2006, in the County of Corson, State of South Dakota, Ted Alvin Klaudt did commit the public offense of SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR (SDCL 22-22-24.3) in that he caused or knowingly permitted a minor, his foster daughter A.M., to engage in activities that are harmful to minors or involve nudity, namely, one or more purported breast exams; and as to

COUNT VI
That between the dates of December 2005 through January of 2007, in the County of Corson, State of South Dakota, Ted Alvin Klaudt did commit the public offense of STALKING (SDCL 22-19A-1(3)) in that he did willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly harass another person, his foster daughter, A.M., by means of any verbal, electronic, digital media, mechanical, telegraphic or written communication; and as to

COUNT VII
That on or about January 18, 2007, in the County of Corson, State of South Dakota, Ted Alvin Klaudt did commit the public offense of TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS (SDCL 22-11-19) in that he did, with intent to influence A.M., offer, confer, or agree to confer any benefit on A.M. to induce her to testify falsely or withhold any testimony or information.

COUNT VIII
That or about September of 2002, in the County of Corson, State of South Dakota, Ted Alvin Klaudt did commit the public offense of SEXUAL CONTACT WITH A CHILD UNDER 16 (SDCL 22-22-7) in that he did knowingly engage in sexual contact, namely the touching of the breasts of his foster daughter, J.S., who at that time was 15 years old; and as to

COUNT IX
That between the dates of September of 2002, and January 11th, 2005, in the County of Corson, State of South Dakota, Ted Alvin Klaudt did commit the public offense of SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR (SDCL 22-22-24.3) in that he knowingly permitted a minor, his foster daughter, J.S., to engage in activities that are harmful to minors or involve nudity, namely, one or more purported breasts exams, separate and distinct from the sexual contact alleged in Count VIII; and as to

COUNT X
That on or about March of 2006, in the County of Corson, State of South Dakota, Ted Alvin Klaudt did commit the public offense of TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS (SDCL 22-11-19) in that he did injure, or threaten to injure any person, his foster daughter, J.S., or with intent to influence J.S., did offer, confer, or agree to confer any benefit on J.S., a prospective witness in an official proceeding, to induce her to testify falsely or withhold any testimony or information.
Foster daughters. I can't imagine doing this to a total stranger much less someone living in my home.

For Ted's sake, I hope he's innocent. Because if he isn't, for our sake, and the sake of these girls, the courts need to mete out a harsh justice.

Comments

Anonymous said…
How sad is this? Not only, for the sake of these kids that are involved, but also for mankind to have this kind of crime to deal with.

Isn't it time to realize that there are people out there, Reps. and Dems. that make mistakes and that some of these mistakes are so heinous that it defies imagination?

But beyond the extremity of this act, I wonder if it is time that we quit positioning ourselves to being the "moral judges of others". I served with Ted in the legislature and I will assure you that he was as far right (and moral) as you can get in his stands, hanging his hat on those moral issues in his campaigning.

I don't condone anyone from any party to do what he supposedly did, but what makes it even worse is when that someone takes the position of being from the moral right. How many book deals, drug abuses, divorces, cheating on spouses, gay relationships, child sexual abuse, and embezzlements, (the list goes on) from far right politicians and clergy do we need before we realize that no one on earth can stand up and preach that others are sinners? We all make mistakes and sin, thankfully not to the extreme of this case, by most people. The best we can do sometimes is worry about being ourselves a good and just person.

It is time to work to make this country and this state a better place, with morals and values instilled. But let's not forget that while we are standing up and judging others at the same time that we clandestinely sin ourselves, does society more harm than good when and if the truth comes out.

Through the years, I have seen my party turn so far right and so far morally right on all issues that we have lost sight of the whole picture.

He is one example from one party. No blanket statements can be made from this, however it is time for the Republican Party to question if we need to face the problems of this state and this country without preaching from the pulpit right all the while sinning in the dark---- regardless of Ted,s alleged actions.
Anonymous said…
anon 2:27 - shame on you! That is out of line.
Anonymous said…
sorry, I mean Alberta.
Anonymous said…
Nice post, anon 2:30.
Anonymous said…
If he's innocent? Have you seen the affidavit? They have evidence of the emails, they found a briefcase full of sex toys and speculums in his house, and he basically admitted to doing it. This is no Dan Sutton 'he said-he said.' Ted better start packing for the pen.
Anonymous said…
I think I am going to throw up!
Anonymous said…
OMG!!! I just looked up his picture!

This is just awful. If these alegations are true then he needs the harshest punishment that we can dish out.
Anonymous said…
So this is how the Conservative PAC works.

Will John Thune, Jerry Apa, and Bill Napoli be giving back the money that they recieved from Dr. Klaudt's PAC.

South Dakota meet your Neo-Con value holders
Anonymous said…
Every single liberal who comments and compares what this guy did with conservative Republican values is scum. EVERY SINGLE person who reads these allegations feels sick - Republican and Democrat. To try to smear someone like Brock Greenfield or John Thune on this issue is completely out of line and shows how immature and petty liberals can be. To those who think that this proves how wrong social conservative positions are, such as 2:30, keep living in your dream world. One allegdly deranged individual does not change facts.
Anonymous said…
Innocent until proven guilty??

He admitted to it! Read the full report from Long...
jack said…
There are some eerie connections between Klaudt's service in the legislature, rape, teenage girls, and foster care.

Most obvious, Klaudt was a strong proponent of denying victims of rape access to abortion. Most voters in South Dakota recognized the lack of compassion in denying victims of rape this option. As a rapist, Klaudt clearly had no compassion for victims of rape.

I also remember that Klaudt showed up unannounced at Plankington prior to the Gina Score death and asked to interview some of the girls imprisoned there. The guards let him in. Janklow was furious, as I recall, but it now seems a little odd that Klaudt shows up to the girls detention facility unannounced and demanded access.

But even worse, Klaudt, as a legislator, oversaw the Foster Care system. He chaired meetings of the Government Operations and Audit Committee on the DSS Division of Child Protection's administration of Foster Care. I hope to God that some bureaucrat didn't sit on any complaints about Klaudt because of his position in the legislature. At a minimum, there ought to be a complete and thorough review of his files to make sure that he wasn't given any special treatment given the oversight role he had over DSS. If I were Rounds, I'd conduct a thorough investigation.

And finally, I was shocked to hear that he still hasn't been taken into custody. He's allowed to walk out of the Sherriff's Office and just drive himself up to Pierre? I sincerely doubt that if Klaudt weren't a former elected official, he would have been woken by the Sherriff - guns drawn - cuffed, stuffed and locked up. At this point, he's not even out on bail. Given the severity of the charges, that's unconscionable. Long ought to have demanded that he be arrested like any other common criminal.

Ted Klaudt is scum. Not because he's a Republican, but because he's a rapist. The lack of compassion he showed to vulnerable kids in the foster care system is truly horrific.
Anonymous said…
There is only one person who aligns the politics of family values with the actions of a lunatic sex abuser. He stands accused of using his power as a legislator, a man of tremendous size and his status as foster parent to exploit youths for his sexual kinks. You know his name. Don't shame others for stating the obvious.
freeman said…
I also am surprised that he is not in custody, but perhaps he is by now. After reading AG Long's Affidavit, I would expect that authorities would put Mr. Klaudt on suicide watch. Jack, the stuff about the Plankinton visit and the Foster Care involvement is indeed bizarre, but then the acts which are detailed in the affidavit are bizarre beyond words.

I have no respect for the politics of Senator Thune and Senator Napoli, but it is completely over the top to use guilt by assocation. Either one of them would have turned him in in a heartbeat if they any inkling of this stuff.

I think if one had to draw a generalization about this, the one to draw would be that the sex education that these girls received was woefully inadequate if they thought this was somewhere near normal. The legislature may want to re-think its reactionary conservative rejection of anything but abstinence.
Anonymous said…
To Anonymous at 5:05

The report said he admitted to crossing a line. First, he may not have admitted this. Yes, state's attorneys also lie. Second, we don't know exactly what he admitted to. We need to presume innocence until he has had a trial or takes a plea.
freeman said…
The courts need to presume innocence, and they will. We don't have to. If we did we'd all think OJ didn't kill Nicole.
sheepdog said…
The real scandal here is with the Argus Leader. Their reporters knew about this for weeks yet never reported anything. They were clearly protecting the Republicans.
Jackson said…
If you want to elevate the status of mankind, turn off your anonymous comments again. It is difficult enough to comprehend what this man did, but it just as difficult to grasp why people would make comments of such vicious, perverse nature.
The Nightwatchman said…
There are some things that need to be brought into line. First, his appearance doesn't matter and to inject it into this conversation only diminishes the true gravity of what may have happened. Second, for alberta to drag Brock Greenfield's name into this is a shame. Brock Greenfield is a good man who shows concern and compassion for all people. You might disagree with his politics, but that doesn't mean you should lump him in with this man in this situation. That is similar to Sen. Johnson discussing the Taliban wing of the Republican Party, that kind of rhetoric has no place in a civil discourse. Same goes for the right, when we insult the left. We need to get our acts together and realize that it doesn't always boil down to politics. Yes, it is in this realm because he is a former legislator, but does it make it worse than if he had been a teacher, doctor, waitress, or bellhop? No, the result and tragedy are the same.
A Doubting Rapid City Woman said…
I see on another one of the War College articles about Klaudt a blog letter from former Rapid City Senator Stan Adelstein about something called he Peanut Caucus that Klaudt ran. Does anyone else know about this? Who went to those meetings? Did Larry Rhoden or the Speaker Diedrich (who said in the AP article, that he was in court with Klaudt as a FRIEND!!)?

I bet that Napoli went there, if they had meetings. Who knows about it?

Some FRIENDS to have! What has happened to the Republican Party - that used to mean a Party for the individual RIGHTS - NOT WRONGS.
really pissed off weezer said…
To Doubting RC Woman,

>>Does anyone else know about this?<<

Believe me, DRCW, many, many people know about the questionable behavior of haning out in Ft. Pierre, holding the Peanut Caucus, and god knows what other kinds of frat-boy antics in Pierre. The thing is, this state has a long shameful history (and getting worse the farther right we get) of secretive meetings and midnight manipulations...and I'm not just talking about Klaudt's history of providing unwanted and abusive medical exams! Many people know about our legisltor's antics, have either participated in them, or have condoned them through failure to expose the shenanigans.

Sorry, DRCW, but please don't be so naive. You're starting to sound like vulnerable and abused teenage girls who can be convinced by some out-of-control zealot that they can manually wash eggs out of uteruses for sale to the highest bidder.

Is this what that other guy was talking about (so unimportant to me that I can't remember his name) when he basically said that women are like cows, they're only valuable when they can be bred?

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