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DOJ won't charge sexting prosecutor

MADISON (AP) -- The Wisconsin Justice Department says it won't file criminal charges against a former prosecutor accused of sending racy text messages to a domestic abuse victim.

Former Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz resigned in October after The Associated Press reported he sent 30 text messages to a domestic abuse victim trying to strike up an affair while he prosecuted her ex-boyfriend on a strangulation charge.

Then-Gov. Jim Doyle began removal proceedings against Kratz, but Kratz quit instead. The Justice Department reopened an investigation into Kratz, however, after earlier concluding no criminal wrongdoing.

The agency says 15 women alleged improprieties by Kratz, including two who said they had sexual contact with him.

Kratz's attorney says he believes the agency made the right decision.

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