Elected Republican Calumet County, Wisconsin District Attorney Kenneth R. Kratz got caught texting the complainant in a domestic-violence assault case. He was prosecuting her ex-boyfriend while trying to get into her pants.
Im serious! Im the atty. I have the $350,000 house. I have the 6-figure career. You may be the tall, young, hot nymph, but I am the prize!
Could Kratz have picked a more vulnerable victim? The allegation of domestic abuse would suggest that she was susceptible; if that’s not enough, though, he was abusing a position of authority and power.
The complainant “was afraid Kratz would throw out the case against her ex-boyfriend if she told Kratz to stop, the police report said.” (Journal Sentinel article again.)
She had more to fear than that—if she had yielded to his blandishments, his abuse of power wouldn’t suddenly stop, but would likely escalate. If he got caught once, how many times had he gotten away with it?
I’ll bet his ex-wives have some stories to tell; even aside from being a Republican politician, there’s something wrong with Kenneth R. Kratz.
[Update: WLUK-TV has the text of Kratz’s messages.]