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Waukesha Representative faces charges in sexual assault case

Bill Kramer, a Waukesha Republican Representative and the former Assembly Majority leader of Wisconsin has been charged with two counts of second-degree felony sexual assault for the alleged assault of a political aide. The charges stemmed from an alleged incident that occurred in a parking lot after a Republican mixer back in April 2011.

According to court documents, the unidentified woman who made the complaint against Kramer came forward earlier this month. She told investigators that after leaving the mixer, the representative had allegedly told her that he wanted to have sex with her and attempted to kiss and grope her while they were both outside and inside her car. During a subsequent phone interview between Kramer and an investigator on the case, Kramer reportedly admitted that he had kissed the woman goodnight but stated that he had not tried to grope her. He also stated that he had told her that he wanted to have sex with her, but he had gone home alone after she had turned him down.

Adding to the "he said, she said" counterpoints in the case, The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel has stated that the woman, who had reportedly known Kramer since 2008, has admitted to the police that she contacted Kramer's chief of staff last year in reference to the possibility of a job position as part of Kramer's staff. The complaint against Kramer was then filed a little over six month later.

A sexual assault charge can not only cause damage to a defendant's reputation but can also affect his or her personal and professional life. An experienced Wisconsin criminal attorney could assist a defendant during their criminal trial and throughout the lengthy criminal process.

Source:  SFGate, "Wisconsin lawmaker charged with sexual assault" Todd Richmond, Associated Press, Mar. 28, 2014

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