Former Feingold Staffer Busted Seeking Kiddie Sex

Wow…wonder if Kraus and Louns­bury knew this prize-winner?

Fox News has learned that Bob Decheine, long­time chief of staff to Rep. Steve Roth­man (D-N.J.) has been arrested by police in Gaithers­burg, M.D. for allegedly solic­it­ing sex from a minor and has been fired.

Decheine is 48 and has been Rothman’s Chief of Staff since 2003. He’s also a for­mer aide to Sen. Russ Fein­gold (D-Wis.).

The arrest was made last Fri­day, and was appar­ently part of a sting by Gaithers­burg police. Accord­ing to a press release from police, the offense car­ries a sen­tence of no more than 10 years in prison, a $25,000 fine or both.

Rothman’s office released a statement, reading in part:

On Fri­day, Novem­ber 19, 2010, at 3:30 pm, the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Sergeant at Arms con­tacted Con­gress­man Steve Roth­man per­son­ally and informed him that the Gaithers­burg Police Depart­ment had arrested Mr. Robert Decheine, who was then serv­ing as his Chief of Staff, on a charge of sex­ual solic­i­ta­tion of a minor. Con­gress­man Roth­man imme­di­ately con­sulted appro­pri­ate House Coun­sel and ter­mi­nated Mr. Decheine’s employ­ment, effec­tive Novem­ber 19, 2010, due to the very seri­ous nature of this charge. Con­gress­man Roth­man con­sid­ers this alleged crim­i­nal act to be shock­ing, appalling and indefensible.”

Accord­ing to the JWF crew, Decheine was an advi­sor to the 2008 Obama Pres­i­den­tial cam­paign as well.

Decheine was with Fein­gold prior to 2000.  I can only trace that fact since he is not listed on the LegiS­torm list­ing of Fein­gold staffers, and their data­base only goes back to 2000.

This has the text­book mark­ings of the clas­sic “Inter­net Ren­dezvous,” where the only thing this dirt-bag had been com­mu­ni­cat­ing with was a cop pos­ing with what he thought was a teenage girl (or boy).  Expect to hear that his office PC  from his Con­gres­sional office was taken by author­i­ties as well as any kept in his per­sonal property.

(Lib­er­als to dredge up Child Vic­tim Act to save face for “Rusty” in 3…2…1…)

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