Oh my… Today is just not a good day for Rep. Crazy Dana Rohrabacher (R-Insanity). Not only does it looks like his best lawyer buddy’s frivolous lawsuit against Debbie Cook’s placement on the ballot is going nowhere, but another friend of his is on his way to jail. The Register is reporting that Jeffrey Nielsen, a former Rohrabacher aide, has now been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of child molestation.
In case you don’t remember Nielsen, here’s a quick primer:
Nielsen, a lawyer and former aide to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach), was arrested by Westminster police in May 2003 after authorities found thousands of images of pornography on both his work and personal computers. He was also accused of molesting a second boy, a 13-year-old Virginia resident, while he worked in Rohrabacher’s Washington D.C. office in 1994.
Authorities said he brought the Virginia boy to California from Virginia in July of that year to visit his family in Fountain Valley, and repeatedly abused the boy for the two-week period. He also molested the boy for more than a year and a half prior the California visit.
The Orange County youth, a 14-year-old, was abused in March 2003 after meeting Nielsen on a gay Internet site.
Wow. I guess Crazy Dana really knows how to pick great friends. I bet he must be feeling great about helping Nielsen get into USC Law School and bolstering his career in Republican politics. And oh my, what must the voters in the 46th Congressional District be thinking now? Are they happy with Crazy Dana and the OC GOP Machine that supports “family values” like this?