Paul Zunker, ex-Carver County GOP chair, guilty of molesting minor

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Paul Zunker pled guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct this week
Former Carver County Republican Party chairman Paul Zunker pled guilty this week to second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Zunker was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor last fall. Zunker allegedly groped his victim's chest and "laughed" when she asked him to stop, which we reported in an earlier story.

The ex-GOP bigwig confessed to a child protection worker that he molested his victim, whom he had a "significant relationship" with, "at least one time per week." That conduct got him banned from the family church.

When investigators confronted Zunker about his activities last year, he told them he molested the minor "because it made him feel good."

Zunker also said he "only touched the top of her vaginal area, over her clothing, and never between her legs."

Under the plea agreement, Zunker has been sentenced to 90 months in jail, which has been stayed in favor of 180 days work release and 15 years of supervised probation. He also has to register as a sex offender.

The court forbade him from having contact with the victim and his biological children until a therapist allows it. He's not allowed unsupervised contact with female minors, and he must attend and complete a sex offender treatment program.

The judge also forbade him from porn, alcohol, and the Internet "without approval" and "use monitoring software."

Before his arrest, Zunker identified himself as "Christian, husband, Dad" on Twitter. It has since been deleted.

Hat tip to the Brick City Blog.

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Jane Snape
Jane Snape

I hope the victim isn't pressured by her family to recant -- that all too often happens.  "You really don't want to send Daddy/Brother/Uncle John to prison, now, do you?"

S. Abdul Otherwise Himself
S. Abdul Otherwise Himself

It's always the MOST intolerant and self-righteous, isn't it....?Or at least the loudest about it.  Makes you wonder why.

Breccia Breccia
Breccia Breccia

Zunker said he "only touched the top of her vaginal area, over her clothing, and never between her legs." ............................................Mr. Zunker, sir!,  in human females the vaginal area is interior not exterior genitalia.  Get thee to prison then a highschool biology class.

Pedos
Pedos

Why are they always Republicans?

Albatross
Albatross

 Because Republicans are the masters of "Do As I Say Not As I Do" projection based on their inability to take responsibility for their own behavior.

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

Hey idiot I think you meant to say maverick not maverik, turns out you can't spell. Oh by the way, I am the Spelling Nazi

Albatross
Albatross

 You forgot to capitalize the H in "hey."

John
John

Why are they always Republican?

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

"because it made him feel good."??????

Wow, good thing I'm not this girls father!   Otherwise he might perfer a 15 year prison sentence in lue of 15 years of supervised probation.

HotLunch
HotLunch

Again, YOUR guy. Enjoy.

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

oh yeah, welcome to the corner of Kiss My Ass Avenue and Go Fuck Yourself Lane

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

hey fag, I think you meant to say YOUR gay, not YOUR guy do us a favor and go to a mental hospital and ask to be put in a padded room in restraints. cuz you're not mentally sane, you're MENTALLY INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

What makes him my guy?His party affiliation? 

I put policy above party champ.And besides, I'm a bit of a "Republican Tiger".  I eat my own...

Albatross
Albatross

Yeah you are, you're so different and such a maverik, that's what we all love about you is your independence and free thought. Also we admire your ability to detect sarcasm.

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