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Republican senator Anthony Bouchard once impregnated a 14-year-old girl


Anthony Bouchard, a Wyoming Republican state senator who filed his candidacy to replace controversial U.S. Congresswoman Liz Cheney and already raised $400,000, once impregnated a 14-year-old girl in Florida and married her after she turned 15, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.

Bouchard then put out a video admitting to it after DailyMail.com asked for his comment, blaming the media for the revelations. 

What’s more, the child they had, Tony Bouchard, 36, is currently awaiting trial in California on five sex-related felony charges involving a 51-year-old woman.

The main charges include sodomy by use of force, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by foreign object and false imprisonment.

The victim’s name is being kept confidential because of the nature of the allegations.

Republican Wyoming state senator Anthony Bouchard once had a child with a 14-year-old girl and married her once she turned 15, DailyMail.com can reveal

Bouchard has filed his candidacy to replace controversial U.S. Congresswoman Liz Cheney and has already raised $400,000 T

Bouchard has filed his candidacy to replace controversial U.S. Congresswoman Liz Cheney and has already raised $400,000 T 

The senator has put out a video admitting to it after DailyMail.com asked for his comment, blaming the media for the revelations

The senator has put out a video admitting to it after DailyMail.com asked for his comment, blaming the media for the revelations

As he awaits a trial in the agricultural Tulare County, northeast of Bakersfield, that could take place later this year, the younger Bouchard was also charged with felony assault in connection with the incident.

Anthony Bouchard, the social conservative senator, did not respond to a detailed voicemail about his son and his first marriage.

The child they had, Tony Bouchard, 51, is currently awaiting trial in California on five sex-related felony charges involving a 51-year-old woman

The child they had, Tony Bouchard, 51, is currently awaiting trial in California on five sex-related felony charges involving a 51-year-old woman

He responded to a text message asking for an interview about his background. The senator responded by writing ‘What about my background?’

He failed to respond to several text messages later.

A Republican operative who declined to be quoted by name said the story of Bouchard’s first marriage to Frances Lynn Webb in September 1984 in Jacksonville, Florida, and his son’s arrest are known behind the political scenes in Wyoming.

However, they have not prevented Bouchard from being elected in District 6, the most populated area of Wyoming with the city Cheyenne, in 2017.

‘Well, the higher you climb on the flagpole, the more people see your a**,’ explained the operative in the Donald Trump faction of the party. ‘Now that the senator is looking for a national job, all these blemishes are going to come out.’

The Republican operative added that while Bouchard is a front-runner in a primary for Cheney’s job that could include five contenders, he is also the most flawed.

‘We want this to be known about him because we need to clean the field. Five other candidates in the primary are going to split the vote in a small place like Wyoming, and Cheney is going to waltz in again.

‘There needs to be one contender, and not one with the kind of skeletons this guy has in his closet.’

According to Florida records, Bouchard had just turned 19 in September 1984 when he married Webb.

She had turned 15 three months earlier and, less than three weeks before, had delivered their son, Tony.

With a date of birth of May 28, 1969, Webb was 14 and a half years old when she became pregnant, according to records.

Records show a baby was born to Frances on May 26, 1984, Florida records show, and he was named Tony Raymond Bouchard Jr.

The elder Bouchard and Frances were divorced in February 1989 in Baker County, Florida, according to records, and the man who’d become Liz Cheney’s opponent was awarded custody of baby Tony.

Frances died a year later at 20, and was buried in the family plot in Hahira, Georgia.

 

Bouchard's main charges include sodomy by use of force, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by foreign object and false imprisonment

Bouchard’s main charges include sodomy by use of force, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by foreign object and false imprisonment

Anthony Bouchard, according to postal records, then went to Tulare County, Calif., and lived there for nearly 20 years before moving to Wyoming.

Over the past four years, Bouchard has hitched his wagon to the Trump train and has become an outspoken Trump defender in Wyoming.

The website of his campaign is a chock full of extreme right rhetoric, including that his goal if he were elected would be to ‘defend our rights and our republic against angry Socialists and their allies in Big Tech, academia and the Fake New Media.’

The website describes how Bouchard grew up in a ‘blue-collar family with a strong work ethic’ and has become a hardline advocate and lobbyist for gun ownership.

The website doesn’t mention his living in Jacksonville or Florida, but mentions he became a master automotive technician in his early 20s.

It also mentions his current wife, Billie Jean Bouchard, whom he married in the early 1990s, and the family’s septic tank cleaning business.

What Anthony Bouchard’s campaign literature doesn’t mention, however, is the fact his son Tony has been in a California jail for nearly three years on $500,000-bail.

According to his arrest documents, Tony was arrested by police shortly before Christmas 2018 and has been held on a high bond since.

He is accused in the violent rape of a 51-year-old woman on Dec. 7, 2018 in Porterville, Calif.

The elder Bouchard and Frances were divorced in February 1989 in Baker County, Florida, according to records, and the man who'd become Liz Cheney's opponent was awarded custody of baby Tony

The elder Bouchard and Frances were divorced in February 1989 in Baker County, Florida, according to records, and the man who’d become Liz Cheney’s opponent was awarded custody of baby Tony

His original bail was $2.5 million, according to records, but it’s been reduced to $500,000 since. The Tulare County Sheriff’s website shows Bouchard is still incarcerated while awaiting trial.

He faces charges of sodomy by use of force, oral copulation by force, sexual penetration with force, assault and false imprisonment.

Odgen Driskill, a senate colleague of Anthony Bouchard, told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview, that Bouchard has made a point of telling nothing about himself to local voters.

‘The lack of transparency he has shown is terrible,’ Driskill said. ‘I’m not sure he should be running for Congress.

‘If you’ve made a mistake, and impregnating a 14-year-old, is a tragic mistake, fess up to it. He has failed to do that.

‘He won’t even tell the public where he has lived and what he has done. It’s just terrible.’



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