SD Legislative candidate charged for repeatedly molesting family member

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Republican candidate for the South Dakota Legislature was charged with child abuse for allegedly exposing a minor to sexual grooming behavior.

A criminal complaint filed Thursday by the state attorney general’s office charged Joel Koskan of Wood, SD with exposing an unnamed person to “sexual grooming behaviors” over a period of several years. The charge involves a family member.

He faces a class 4 felony, which is punishable by up to ten years in prison.

Koskan is running for the Distrcit 26 State Senate against Democrat Shawn Bordeaux.

Koskan has not responded to requests for comment.


November 11, 2022