State Rep. Kramer due in court on assault charges

CREATED May 15, 2014

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WAUKESHA -- State Rep. Bill Kramer is expected to plead not guilty to charges that he groped a woman's breasts following a Republican fundraiser.
 
Kramer is the Assembly's former majority leader. He's charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault.
 
He's due in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing. Defense attorney Eduardo Borda told reporters last month that his client would plead not guilty.
 
Kramer has represented Waukesha, an ultra-conservative city in southeastern Wisconsin, since 2006.
 
Majority Republicans took away his leadership position after allegations surfaced that he may have sexually harassed a lobbyist and a Wisconsin legislative staffer in February.
 
After those allegations were revealed, another woman said Kramer attacked her as well during an event in Muskego three years ago. Those allegations led to the criminal charges.