COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Home will examine an incoming lawmaker accused of sexually and bodily abusing his kids years in the past after they had been younger, Republican leaders introduced Monday.
Home leaders in a joint assertion stated the Home Ethics Committee will launch an investigation of the claims of abuse towards incoming Republican Rep. Rick Roeber when the Legislature convenes in January.
Roeber’s grownup kids first spoke publicly of the abuse to the Kansas Metropolis Star, which revealed particulars in September. Voters in suburban Kansas Metropolis elected Roeber in November.
After his election, Roeber’s kids wrote a letter begging the Home’s presumptive incoming speaker, Republican Rep. Rob Vescovo, to not permit him to serve.
“To assume that this man would have a say over legal guidelines that influence hundreds of kids is simply an excessive amount of,” in keeping with the letter signed by three of his kids. “A person like this doesn’t deserve the excessive honor of serving in our authorities.”
Roeber, of Lee’s Summit, didn’t instantly reply to a Monday request for remark from The Related Press.
Vescovo and different Home leaders in a joint assertion stated they take the allegations towards Roeber “very severely” and usually are not permitting him to affix the Republican caucus.