A former Wisconsin prosecutor has been accused of sexual harassment and is facing a lawsuit from the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR), according to the Washington Post. Attorney Ken Kratz has already plead no contest to six ethics violations, bringing his case closer to a resolution. Kratz is not facing criminal charges, but his license to practice law could be suspended for as long as six months.
Kratz is accused of soliciting a victim of domestic violence through text messages, making sexual remarks to a number of women and even forcing a women he prosecuted to have sex with him. OLR attorney Tom Basting agreed to drop some of the charges if Kratz plead no contest to the charges from texting the domestic abuse victim. Basting felt he could not prove some of the allegations were true.
“I could not have sustained the clear and convincing burden of proof,” Basting said.
If you are the victim of sexual harassment, it is important that you immediately take action and contact an attorney. The more information you can provide, the stronger your case will be. Save any emails, text messages or social media posts that are harassing or show a pattern of sexual harassment.
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