A lawmaker who was among the first to call on Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz to resign when his “sexting scandal” broke two weeks ago is relieved by his decision to step down. State Representative Terese Berceau says Kratz’s decision to step down will “save a lot of time and trouble.”
The Madison Democrat says the only good thing about the scandal is that it has raised public awareness about those in power trying to take advantage of domestic abuse victims.
Kratz sent text messages of a sexual nature to a domestic violence victim involved in a case he was prosecuting. The Office of Lawyer Regulation, who oversees attorney behavior, closed the case without taking any action. After the year old case went public earlier this month, several other women have come out with similar stories about the prosecutor.
Berceau has also called for a legislative audit of the Office of Lawyer Regulation. OLR has since reopened the Kratz case.