Dennis Hastert Victim Scott Cross Speaks Out
A new law in Illinois eliminates the statute of limitations for criminal sexual assault against children.
Fighting for that change was personal for Scott Cross, a banker from Wheaton, who last year came forward to publicly confront U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert with having molested him as a teenager. At the time, Hastert was Cross’s wrestling coach at Yorkville High School.
Cross is the brother of former Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross, a political protégé of Hastert’s.