Wisconsin Attorney General Speaks About Kratz Sexting Scandal

By: Jennifer Kliese Email
By: Jennifer Kliese Email

Since former Calumet County prosecutor Ken Kratz resigned amid a sexting scandal earlier this week, state authorities won't have to remove him from office.

Kratz came under fire after it was reported that he sent dozens of sexually harassing messages to a domestic violence victim.

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the Department of Justice will continue to investigate other allegations against Kratz.

"Even though we did not believe that his original text messages did not constitute criminal activity, some of the other complaints that have come forward since then may. They may not, we don't know," Van Hollen says.

The Office of Lawyer Regulation will also look at the case again for any potential sanctions.

Van Hollen says the event will cause people to look with more scrutiny on other prosecutors, but Van Hollen is confident that an overwhelming majority of D.A.s have good integrity.


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