Penn. GOP Candidate Arrested in Pre-Teen Sex Molestation Case
A south-central Pennsylvania GOP mayoral candidate was arrested this week and arraigned on two felonies and two misdemeanors in connection with an alleged relationship with a pre-teen from the conservative candidate’s church group.
The cops alleged that Gregory J. Nies of Lititz, PA., inappropriately touched, hugged and kissed the girl, being raised by grandparents locally, when she stayed over at his family’s home between June 2002 and October 2004.
Nies, 56, the cops alleged, on some eight occasions would paw the girl in the basement of his home, where he lives with his wife and children, informing her, “this is what dads do.”
[Intelligencer Journal] Sex Case Ensnares Lititz Man
Nies, the cops alleged, would subsequently contact the girl in an online chat room, “telling her that he wanted to have sexual intercourse with her,” officer John Schofield wrote in the affidavit, and attempted to engage her in “cyber sex.”
The local GOP machine apparently figured out that this kind of alleged behavior is criminal, even for GOP candidates, and yanked Nies’ name off of this year’s Lititz mayoral ballot.
Again, Nies’ case reminds us that GOP affiliation is not so much a party affinity as a sickness that belongs in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.