By Brad Edwards

(CBS) — Two things former House Speaker Dennis Hastert wanted to avoid: jail time and facing those who accused him of sex abuse when they were boys. Wednesday, a judge cleared the way for both.

Hastert will be sentenced in two weeks in his hush money case and, the judge made it pretty clear: He won’t be lenient.

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CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on how the pain of sex abuse for some, never goes away.

“With the thing with Dennis Hastert right now, there’s a lot remembrance of what I went through,” said Billy Reidy.

Because for him, it was at a school and it was a person in authority.

Starting when he was 15, he says he was abused, “every single day” from 1976 to 1979 by a priest at Loyola Academy in Wilmette. His life changed.

“I had gone through suicide attempts, I had gone through anxiety attacks, lotta depression,” he said.

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It still affects him today. He says he can’t go to the dentist.

“I can’t have anything in my mouth for very long,” he said.

He was awarded a large settlement.

In the Hastert case, alleged victim’s will go under oath, speak and be questioned

The judge hinted he may go above sentencing recommendations of 0 to 6 months’ time because when interview by the FBI, Hastert claimed to be the victim of extortion.

CBS 2 Legal Analyst Irv Miller says the judge, “was shocked when he heard that Hastert was trying to say that this kid was blackmailing him for no reason, I mean he’s victimizing the victim…If I were Dennis Hastert, I would be worried that the judge is going to give him more than that six months. That should be his biggest worry today.”

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11 days from now, the one-time speaker of the house may hear he’s headed to the big house.

Brad Edwards