4 Women Accuse WI Prosecutor Of Inappropriate Conduct


At least two more women have emerged to say that they got sexually suggestive communications from Calumet County, Wi., District Attorney Kenneth Kratz, bringing to four the number of women who have accused Kratz of inappropriate conduct, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A 31-year-old law school student said Kratz sent her sexually worded text messages in 2008 after he agreed to support her application for a pardon from a drug conviction. An attorney for the woman whose sexually charged text messages from Kratz were disclosed last week is investigating claims from another woman who said she had received inappropriate messages from Kratz after she became a victim of domestic abuse.

The new accusations surfaced after a woman said Kratz discussed confidential details of an active investigation with her during a date and later invited her to watch a crime victim’s autopsy. Kratz, 50, has been under pressure to resign since it was revealed he sent sexually suggestive text messages to Stephanie Van Groll, 26, while he was prosecuting her ex-boyfriend for domestic violence last year. Gov. Jim Doyle has said he will begin the process of removing Kratz from office as soon as possible. Kratz is taking medical leave.

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