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SD Senate candidate accused of child abuse

SD Senate candidate accused of child abuse

SIOUX FALLS, SD (Dakota News Now) – A South Dakota Senate candidate has been charged with child abuse for sexual grooming.

The Attorney General’s office alleges that 44-year-old Joel Koskane sexually assaulted a minor over a six-year period, according to a criminal complaint filed in Mellette County.

Koska is a Republican candidate for the 26th district state senate.

He has a felony charge of exposing a minor to foreseeable harm, which is a fourth-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years.

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