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A county prosecutor in Wisconsin has rebuffed calls to resign following revelations he sent a crime victim 30 racy text messages that among other things referred to her as a “tall, young, hot nymph.” The criticism was leveled at Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz, who pledged on Friday to seek individual psychotherapy …


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  1. JaitcH

    "You may be the tall, young, hot nymph, but I am the prize”

    He never finished his sentence ... what sort of prize? Prize twit?

    District Attorneys are usually elected into office - which is why they seem like members of political office. Let me be your DA because I lock rape artists up for life and fry murderers.

    Wonder if he is married: there might be a couple of expensive cases on his horizon - one for divorce and the other for abuse.

    1. Wallyb132


      "Wonder if he is married: there might be a couple of expensive cases on his horizon - one for divorce and the other for abuse."

      I wonder if you actually read the whole article... point in case, the very next sentence following the quote that you used as the title of your comment read:

      "In other messages, he asked if she was “the kind of girl that likes secret contact with an older married elected DA,”"

      The hint being the third to last word in that sentence...

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Saying so don't make it so

        He also described himself as a prize. He may well be neither. I see no quotes from a spouse in the article nor any other indication as to whether they actually exist.

        Furthermore, perhaps in JaitcH's sentence the stress was on the word "is".

    2. Shades

      He asked...

      ...if she was “the kind of girl that likes secret contact with an older married elected DA”

      // Glasses, obviously.

    3. LaeMing

      According to him he is.

      One of the text messages quoted has him implying he is married.

      While I woudn't quite string him up. He is obviously on a sociopathic ego trip and not someone I would want anywhere near a position of power.

      1. Richard IV

        Re: LaeMing - Near to positions of power

        I'm sure one gets quite near to a judge in a courtroom :o

        1. LaeMing

          @Richard IV

          Janitor in a dog kennel is more power than someone like this can be trusted with ;-)

  2. Framitz

    Mentally ill

    The guy is obviously mentally ill and needs help.

    This is NOT a person to have responsibility for anything, especially in our legal system.

    On the job is not the place for his rehabilitation.

    FIRE HIM if he won't quit.

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      1. Lionel Baden

        I call


        You would of done it at the drop of a hat !!!

        i for one look forward to growing old to be a dirty ol man :D

    2. Jean-Luc
      Thumb Down

      not really.

      >>The guy is obviously mentally ill and needs help.

      He is just a scum, but non-violent. He should be fired, is all. There are people who are mentally ill who really need help, but psychiatric care and units are underfunded in most countries. This guy deserves no help from the system. And he obviously does not have much common sense available, so he should not continue in a job with this level of responsibility.

      If he wants to pay out of his pocket to de-wanker himself, fine by me.

  3. David 45

    Resign, resign!

    Of course he should go, as presumably the allegations are true, he apparently having admitted them. Never before have I heard the like!

    1. Black Betty

      Too bloody many people are allowed to resign.

      With all privileges and accumulated bonuses.

      "Resignation refused. See these two gentlemen? They will be escorting you to your desk... And oh dear, <click> i seem to have CCed the note to Personel to every female employee. Take care in the carpark. Have a NICE day."

  4. kain preacher


    I see some one losing their lisence to partice law.

    1. Shades

      I wish...

      ...there was a licence required to pass comment.

      Someone. Licence. Practice.

    2. Just Thinking

      I can never remember

      whether it is an s or a c in lisence either

      1. Steven Jones

        ise ice

        Just remember you advise somebody (verb) and give them advice (noun). That's easy to rememeber as, unlike license/licence, they are pronounced differently. The others generally follow that pattern - at least in the UK (it's not universally applicable in the US).

  5. Anonymous Coward

    let him burn in hell

    Naw....that's too good. how about a nice tasering to the nads?

  6. Dazed and Confused


    It's guys like him who get us dirty old men a bad name.

    1. AndrueC Silver badge


      We don't all have a $350,000 house and personally I've never been interested in politics.

  7. Displacement Activity

    "I'm the attorney... I have the $350,000 house"

    My cleaner's house is worth more than that. Maybe there *is* a God, after all.

    1. David 18

      Cleaner Close

      It's probably $700,000 but he's allowing for the half he will have to give to his wife

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    inviting her to a woman's autopsy

    Wow, he sure knows how to show a lady a good time.

    1. crowley

      Why not?

      Could make sense if the woman was a medical student wanting some extra practice opportunity.

      On the other hand "let's go up to the lab, and see what's on the slab..." also works.

    2. Dante


      Maybe she's a goth?

    3. BossHog


      Yeah, this is just plain creepy.

      The guy obviously is a little unhinged.

  9. hplasm

    Prior Art-

    "Denny Crane..."

  10. Wommit
    Paris Hilton

    Always the same

    98% of lawyers giving the rest a bad name.

    Paris has been using lawyers recently.

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  12. Matt Hawkins

    His House?

    Isn't $350,000 about the average house price in the UK? Hardly anything to boast about.

    Next he will be boasting that he drives a $500 Fiat Panda.

  13. Chris 258

    Don't you just hate it..

    ..when your trying to get on performing an autopsy and the DA shows up trying to impress another one of his floosies!

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Bishop Brennan

    Never mind psychotherapy - the evidence that shrink-work has any measurable effect at all on people's behaviour is scant to say the least.

    What he needs is a kick up the arse so powerful it will catapult his ego from his body and sent it into orbit around Uranus.

  15. Tigra 07

    Ugh old people sex!

    “I have the $350,000 house. I have the six-figure career. You may be the tall, young, hot nymph, but I am the prize.”

    Clearly this dinosaur thinks of himself as Johnny Bravo

  16. Johan Bastiaansen

    Hey hey hey

    50 isn't old ! ! !

    Just look at me.

    I'm 50.

    Have a nice career.

    Nice house.

    Great salar...

    oh dear.

  17. alviator

    He's totally loaded

    A $350,000 house in Wisconsin is like a $15,000,000 penthouse in NYC. She's so missing out!

  18. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    You spent THAT MUCH on a HOUSE?????

    "I have the $350,000 house..." That's about £225,000. Clearly a high roller, living in a penthouse like that!

    Not quite in the same league as Bill Gates' house (valued at $147.5 million), is it?

    1. Steve Roper

      That's pretty average

      for houses in Australia. Where I live in Adelaide, $350k is the median price for an average suburban home on a quarter acre block. Many are $400k upward. Thanks to foreign investors and land bankers driving house prices through the roof, Australia is now one of the most expensive places to buy a home anywhere in the world.

  19. Hermi

    He is on his way out

    Sad that this is what the world hears about Wisconsin.

    Wisconsin's governor (and former state attorney general) has vowed that the Calumet County AG will be removed from office. Last night the press issued a call for complaints from constituents so the state AG's office could start the formal process of removal.

    A $350,000 house in Calumet County is likely a well-kept 4-bedroom either on a few acres of land or on a lake - not sure how that compares to Britain (or NY).

    We are not all perverts here despite the AG, Jeffrey Dahmer and Ed Gein. Really.

  20. Anonymous Coward

    Prosecutor won't resign...

    According to another article I read about him, the guy was appointed by a Republican governor, which means he's most likely a Republican... You know, those politicians who seem to think the rules apply to everyone else, but not to them. Now that this story has crawled out the shadows, I wonder how many more women are going to claim that he harrassed them while "performing his official duties" as District Attorney. String him up by the 'nads, then throw him in the cell block with some of the people lhe convicted.

    Flames because he'll feel the heat now.

  21. Rogerborg

    Wait, wait, WAIT

    Ken Kratz is a Republican (Google it, bitches) in public office, and now we're claiming that he's actually heterosexual? Surely some mistake!

  22. Anonymous Coward

    That's just sick

    A DA who can't afford to spend more than 350 k$ on a house? Give that man a raise, he's living in a slum! Also, his wife would like him to have more money for when they divorce.

  23. John Savard


    This isn't like simple possession of drugs for personal use, this is conduct threatening to a real victim. His assets should be frozen, as once he is found guilty, they should be divided between his victims; his wife would presumably just have to divorce him and find another husband to support her - while he goes to jail for many long years. Or is locked away in a mental institution, but it's doubtful that someone capable of functioning as a DA can claim to be so insane as not to know right from wrong.

  24. The Other Steve

    It shouldn't really define his career ...

    ... it should end it. Gross professional misconduct whichever way you cut it.

  25. Tequila Joe

    Any shares, bonds, jewellery or iPhone?

    “I have the $350,000 house. I have the six-figure career. You may be the tall, young, hot nymph, but I am the prize.”... in any claim for compensation due to harassment and distress.

  26. Deadly_NZ


    Who's he think he is???? Denny Crane?

  27. Tom_


    "I have the six-figure career."

    In 18 years as the DA, he's cracked $100,000 total earnings. Cripes.

  28. Hermi

    Likely no iPhone

    I agree - he should be removed, but there probably isn't and iPhone. AT& T has terrible coverage in Wisconsin. iPhones only work in the major metropolitan areas and Calumet County really isn't so much.

  29. Aaron Em

    Mentally ill, my left nut.

    He's just a fucking creep, that's all. Last I checked, there's no pill for that.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Paris Hilton

      Pills for creeps


  30. Lottie

    Date night

    I dunno about you, but the whole "dress up sexy and come to an autopsy with me" bit suggests a little bit of creepiness.

    Anyway, dude needs firing and no golden parachute either.

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