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UPDATE: Wis. Crime Victims Board to discuss D.A. sexting scandal

MADISON (WKOW) --  A panel that protects crime victims has agreed to break the silence about its former chairman, who resigned after sending harassing text messages to a domestic abuse victim.

The Wisconsin Crime Victims' Rights Board decided to issue a written public statement sometime Wednesday afternoon about Ken Kratz's resignation last December. The decision came after members met for more than 90 minutes in closed session by telephone.

Kratz resigned after he was caught sending 30 text messages to a 26-year-old woman trying to start an affair while he prosecuted her ex-boyfriend. He has said he told the board about the messages and resigned in disgrace.

The board can sanction officials who mistreat victims and has come under fire for inaction against Kratz.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Crime Victims' Rights Board is meeting this morning to discuss the actions of its former chairman.

The panel will be in closed session in regards to what members were told when Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz resigned and whether they can share that with the public.

Kratz resigned from the board after he was caught sending 30 text messages to a 26-year-old woman trying to start an affair while he prosecuted her ex-boyfriend. He has said he told the board about the messages and resigned in disgrace.

Kratz's lawyer says Kratz will step down as Calumet County district attorney in the coming days.

The board can sanction officials who mistreat victims and has come under fire for inaction against Kratz.

Tony Galli will have the latest from the meeting here on WKOW.com and on 27 News at 5 & 6 p.m.

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