An advocacy group aims to reassure abuse victims.
Just after the resignation of the so-called sexting DA, Patti Seger, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, tells women that this type of behavior is somewhat of an anomaly. “Most prosecutors would never even consider engaging in the kind of behavior that Mr. Kratz engaged in.”
Seger says it’s important that victims know that most prosecutors do not view their office as an opportunity to sexually solicit women or disrespect them in any way. In a press release on Monday, the longtime prosecutor of Calumet County, Ken Kratz, stated that he hopes to eventually resume his legal career. Seger is wary of that. “You know, I actually don’t wish ill will on this man, except that we know that he abused his position of power already. And for me, I would really want to know what assurances would he give to not abuse his power in the future.”
In its investigation into the case, Seger hopes the Office of Lawyer Regulation decides to suspend Kratz’ law license. Also, one of the complainants says she’ll fight Kratz’ effort to practice law again. Heather Severson says Kratz can’t be trusted. Investigative proceedings by the OLR could take months to complete.