— State Rep. Bill Kramer, former majority leader of the
Wisconsin Assembly, is due to stand trial in October on
sexual assault charges.
hearing Friday, Waukesha County Circuit Judge Donald
Hassin scheduled a status conference for Oct. 23 and a
jury trial for Oct. 28.
attorney, Eduardo Borda, told the Waukesha Freeman they'll
continue to fight the allegations that Kramer shoved a
woman into a car, tried to kiss her, groped her and made
inappropriate comments to her outside a GOP event at a
Muskego tavern in April 2011.
49, R-Town of Waukesha, pleaded not guilty in May to two
counts of second-degree sexual assault.
elected majority leader in September. Republican lawmakers
stripped him of his leadership position in March after
allegations surfaced that he sexually harassed a lobbyist
and a Wisconsin legislative staffer the previous month in
Washington. In the wake of those accusations, Kramer
checked himself into an unspecified treatment facility for
an undisclosed condition March 1.
Washington allegations became public, the woman whose
allegations led to the criminal charges went to
authorities about the Muskego incident.
asked Friday how he was doing, Kramer said it depends on
one thing it does do is teach you who your friends
are," Kramer said of the entire experience.
told detectives he kissed the woman good night but denied
groping her. He also told investigators he had been
friends with the woman and that she had made a pass at him
in 2008. That alleged event could end up playing a
prominent role in the case.
decided not to run for re-election but has disregarded
calls from both parties for him to resign.