(Sioux Falls, SD) — A South Dakota Republican state Senate candidate is facing charges. Court documents show 44-year-old Joel Koskan is charged with child abuse. He is accused of exposing a victim to grooming behaviors and sexual abuse. The South Dakota Democratic Party is calling on Koskan to exit the race. The South Dakota Republican Party released a statement saying it “trusts the justice system to work through the allegation.” Koskan is running against Representative Shawn Bordeaux for the District 26 state Senate seat.
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