Madison
85° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Advertisement

Wis. lawmaker explains 'easy' rape comment

Published On: Oct 11 2012 11:22:58 AM CDT
MADISON, Wis. -

A Republican Wisconsin state representative says his comments that "some girls rape easy" have been taken out of context.

Freshman Rep. Roger Rivard of Rice Lake told the "Chetek Alert" newspaper in December that his father told him that as a way to warn him that a woman could agree to sex but then later claim it wasn't consensual.

The "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" reported Thursday that the 10-month-old comments are being revived as Rivard seeks re-election against Democrat Stephen Smith.

Rivard made the comments when he was discussing the case of a 17-year-old high school senior who was charged with sexual assault for having sex with an underage girl in the school's band room.

Rivard’s comments, though unrelated, came eight months prior to a controversial statement on “legitimate rape” made by another politician, Todd Akin, in August. Akin is a Republican candidate for U.S. Senator in Missouri.

Advertisement
  • Buddy Check 3

    Learn more about Buddy Check and sign up to get a reminder to perform a self-exam and remind your friends to do the same.

  • Cruiser

    Cruiser

    Your pet photos

    Email us a picture of you and your pet and we'll use it in out Pet Walk segment which airs every weekday morning at 6:40. Include your name, your pet's name and where you're from. Email to petwalk@wisctv.com.

  • Time for Kids - Explore the Outdoors

    Dean Clinic and WISC-TV3 are focusing on a year-long campaign to get kids off their electronics and into the outdoors.

Advertisement