Friday, September 17, 2010

GOP prosecutor harassed domestic violence victim

Kenneth Kratz is the district attorney in Calumet County, Wisconsin. Big Republican.

But now, Kratz is under fire for sending sexually suggestive text messages to the victim in a domestic violence case - a case that he was supposed to prosecute. One of the 30 text messages read, "Are you the kind of girl that likes secret contact with an older married elected DA ... the riskier the better?" Another said, "I would not expect you to be the other woman. I would want you to be so hot and treat me so well that you'd be THE woman! R U that good?" Another declared, "You may be the tall, young, hot nymph, but I am the prize!"

Ironically, Kratz had headed a victims' rights board that was supposed to reprimand prosecutors for harassing crime victims.

When reporters confronted Kratz about the text messages, he blew up. "This is a non-news story!" he thundered. "I'm worried about it because of my reputational interests!"

Tough shit, Kenneth.

Later, Kratz finally admitted he sent the messages. Nonetheless, he's somehow been able to avoid being disciplined for this scandal.


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