Former Rep. Scott Muschany, R-Frontenac, did not take the stand in his own defense Friday and no wonder.
Those attending the trial had already learned that Muschany was fooling around on his wife and that he was naked in a 14-year-old girl's bedroom...and no one even questioned those facts. It's a she said/his lawyer said deal when it comes to whether the girl actually woke up with a certain part of Muschany's anatomy in her hand. Muschany, as his constitutional right, won't be telling the story and who can blame him?
I wouldn't want to go on the stand and have to explain the adultery and nudity around a teenage girl, even if her accusations are not true.
But there is one question that remains to be answered in those case as we wait a few more hours for closing statements to be made and for the jury to decide on Muschany's fate.
Why in the world did the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Riverfront Times feel it necessary to run a story about a mock jury finding Muschany not guilty? Perhaps the real jury will echo that sentiment.
As for punishment if he is found guilty, I am with a politician who said adults who sexually assault children should receive the death penalty.
That politician's name was Scott Muschany.