“Our caucus and our establishment have a zero tolerance coverage for anybody who would endanger the well-being of a kid, and it’s clear that Rick Roeber’s heinous actions make him not solely unfit for workplace, however must also make him the topic of an intensive investigation by regulation enforcement,” the assertion stated.
“For much too lengthy his youngsters have been ignored and the abuses they suffered have been swept below the rug,” the lawmakers stated within the assertion. “We’re appalled by the disturbing particulars uncovered by the committee and ashamed of the best way the system failed to guard them from hurt.”
Roeber, in his resignation letter, didn’t point out the allegations in opposition to him. He stated he initially didn’t wish to serve multiple legislative yr, and thought Gov. Mike Parson would name a particular election after his spouse died in the midst of her time period.
“I had no need aside from serving one legislative yr to work on a freeway invoice that will memorialize Consultant Roeber, and to vote on some faculty selection payments,” Roeber stated.
“Sadly, a particular session was by no means known as so I used to be compelled to run for a two-year time period,” Roeber stated. “So, after one legislative session, I’ve accomplished what I got down to do within the Missouri Legislature in 2021.”
He additionally stated he and his soon-to-be spouse are transferring out of the state to be nearer to their prolonged households. “My mom is in a Reminiscence Care unit within the state the place we’re transferring,” Roeber stated.