Racine sex assault case tests health record access
RACINE - The Wisconsin Supreme Court must decide whether defendants should get to access mental health records of an alleged molestation victim in a case tied to the criminal prosecution of a billionaire executive from Racine.
The Journal Times in Racine reports Sunday that Curtis Johnson's attorneys requested therapy records of the 17-year-old girl whom the SC Johnson heir is charged with molesting. Johnson, a one-time chairman of a cleaning-products company spun off from SC Johnson, has plead not guilty.
Prosecutors accuse Johnson of having inappropriate sexual contact with the girl 15 to 20 times from 2007 to 2010.
A lower court ruled judges under some circumstances should be able to review such records and release information to lawyers.
The state Supreme Court will review that at a February 25th hearing.