The former Assembly Republican leader accused of sexual assault has agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors.
State Representative Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) entered a no contest plea this week in Waukesha County Circuit Court to two misdemeanor counts of fourth degree sexual assault. In exchange, prosecutors have dropped two felony sexual assault charges.
Kramer, a Waukesha Republican, was accused earlier this year of assaulting a woman outside of a GOP event in 2011. The accusations surfaced just days after he was accused of harassing two women during a conference in Washington DC. The revelations prompted Assembly Republicans to strip him of his leadership title, although lawmakers stopped short of removing him from office. Kramer is not seeking reelection.
A trial on the charges had been scheduled to begin next week. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for November 25th.