A Missouri state lawmaker who was kicked out of the GOP caucus for allegedly sexually and physically assaulting his own children has resigned, KSHB reports.
Republican Rep. Rick Roeber who ran to replace his deceased wife in the state House was accused by his adult children of sexual and physical assault years ago.
His children spoke publicly of the assault before the election, but he was elected to the state House anyway.
After his election, his children pleaded with the now-Speaker of the Missouri State House Rob Vescovo to prevent him from being seated. He was kicked out of the GOP caucus pending an investigation.
According to the report, Roeber did not cite any of the allegations against him in his letter of resignation he handed in on Tuesday. He said he needs to move out of state to be closer to family and cited that as the reason for his departure from the Legislature.
Roeber said his mother “is in a Memory Care unit in the state where we are moving” among the reasons for his relocation.