No criminal charges will be filed against the former Calumet County District Attorney over a sexting scandal. The Wisconsin Department of Justice says it has completed its criminal investigation into the allegations against Ken Kratz.
Officials were following up on numerous accusations that he used his position to try to initiate sexual relationships with crime victims and others in contact with his office.
The investigation was opened last year, following an Associated Press report that found Kratz sent 30 sexually charged text messages to the victim in a domestic abuse case. Kratz resigned amidst the scandal, but only after then-Governor Jim Doyle started proceedings to remove him from office.
DOJ says it investigated reports from 15 women who accused Kratz of improprieties. Two said they had consensual sexual contact with him.
Investigators say there was insufficient evidence to prove the former DA violated any laws related to sexual assault or misconduct in office.