GOP House Candidate Accused of Sexual Assault

By Montana Street Fighter, on September 30, 2012 | 7 Comments

Nicholas Schwaderer, GOP candidate for HD14, made headlines this morning for sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman in 2008.  The sexual assault resulted in “a permanent hold on his student registration at the University of Montana four years ago.”

In 2008, Mr. Schwaderer gave a young and very drunk woman a ride home from a bar.   When she woke up the following morning she had bruises on her inner thighs and face.   Police reports confirm the bruising.  Mr. Schwaderer also admitted to police that he engaged in sexual activity with the victim.

Schwaderer’s only defense against the young woman’s charges is that he was unaware that she was intoxicated.  That’s an incredibly flawed defense.

If Schwaderer was acting as a designated driver, then obviously his passenger was intoxicated.  Additionally, as a designated driver, we must assume Schwaderer was sober.  That means any sexual activity Schwadereer engaged in was not consensual.

Schwaderer also claims that he is innocent because the “case was fully investigated by the Missoula Police Department.”  No need to go into much detail why that defense is also flawed.

The woman, who now teaches outside of Montana, decided to come forward and tell her story because she doesn’t think Schwaderer has the necessary character to serve in the Montana legislature.   One would have to agree.

It should also be noted that the victim tried to dissuade Schwaderer from running numerous times before going to the press.

7 Comments

  1. I’ll wait to see what comes from the new claims. Thanks. Either way though, Schwaderer should not be elected if for no other reason that he’s a Repub!

  2. Concur with RVRed.

  3. I’m originally from the Missoula area (not living outside of Montana). Even thought I don’t live in the area anymore, I find this really disturbing. Really disturbing. I did a little digging and doesn’t seem this asshole has much competition and that makes me incredibly depressed. To think this guy has a chance of serving the legislature is awful. He should be allowed nowhere near any pages — that’s for sure. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck.
    Let’s hope the people of his district keep him away from Helena!

  4. I go to UM and this is embarrassing. Who would vote for this perv? It’s beyond me… that’s for sure.

  5. Mr. Conner, isn’t the issue here that Missoula has had some major issues in regards to prosecuting sexual criminals? In the light of all that has happened over the last year, isn’t it worth revisiting what may have happened?? Also, Street Fight is right about this: “If Schwaderer was acting as a designated driver, then obviously his passenger was intoxicated. Additionally, as a designated driver, we must assume Schwaderer was sober. That means any sexual activity Schwadereer engaged in was not consensual.”

  6. The issue here is whether Schwaderer is being falsely accused. Insofar as I can determine, no new evidence has been produced, evidence that would support indicting Schwaderer. Four years ago, the county attorney concluded there wasn’t enough evidence to justify a prosecution. The young woman declined to sue. That should have been the end of it.

    But now she’s trying to prosecute Schwaderer in the court of public opinion, making the same accusations that were insufficient for prosecution four years ago. To me, that looks like revenge.

    Each of us is entitled to the presumption of being innocent until proven guilty. If we deny it one, we risk denying to all. I’m not defending Schwaderer: I’m defending the right to not be falsely accused.

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