Former Calumet County DA’ License Suspended for Sexting

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Ex-Calumet County District Attorney Kenneth Kratz's law license was suspended earlier this month by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The 40-page decision graphically describes the lewd messages sent by the former DA and observes Kratz pled no contest to the six counts of misconduct against him.

Of the six counts of misconduct to which Kratz pled no contest three counts concern one women and the remaining three counts concern other women.

Court documents show the woman, identified only as S.V.G. brought charges against a former live-in partner for disorderly conduct, strangulation and suffocation. Kratz worked on the matter as DA. The woman requested a meeting with the DA and Kratz met her alone in a conference room in the DA's office. During the meeting Kratz came to know that the woman currently did not have a boyfriend, was living with her mother and had low self-esteem and facing struggles as a single mother.

After the meeting was over, Kratz began texting the woman from his personal cell phone, and sent three messages on the same day they met for the first time telling her "You'd be a cool person to know!"

On the very next day, Kratz sent a text asking, "Are you the kind of girl that likes secret contact with an older married elected DA ... the riskier the better? Or do you want to stop right now before any issues?"

The day after, Kratz sent her another eight messages telling her that she was "beautiful," and "pretty," and "I'm 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! Start convincing."

Another text message on the same date observed, "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?"

The woman, frustrated with Kratz's advances, informed the Kaukauna Police Department, upon which the police referred the matter with evidence to the State of Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Kratz has received a four-month suspension.

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