The co-sponsor of laws increasing penalties for sexual offenders may be one of the first to receive the enhanced sentences in Missouri. State Rep. Scott Muschany, R-Frontenac, has been indicted in the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl, the daughter of a state employee who was reportedly romantically involved with Muschany (who is married with two children).
Muschany is charged with a Class C felony for “deviate sexual assault” and is facing a potential sentence of up to 7 years. At 42, he was a rising star in the state GOP and chaired various committees in the legislature. He was known for his “tough-on-crime” politics, including his work on increasing penalties for sex offenders in 2006.
He originally denied the story, but has since declared that he is not going to seek reelection “to spend more time with his family.”
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