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Rep. Kramer appears in court on sexual assault charges

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WAUKESHA (WKOW) -- State Representative Bill Kramer made his initial appearance in a Waukesha County courtroom Monday morning on charges of 2nd degree sexual assault.

Kramer's attorney, Eduardo Borda says his client will plead not guilty at a later arraignment.  Kramer's accused of groping a woman following a GOP event in Muskego in April 2011.

As he waited to be called for his court appearance, the Waukesha republican sat in a rear row of the packed gallery, with his head down.. 

Kramer was released on a $5000 signature bond.  He is not allowed to have any contact with the victim, nor is he to be drinking or frequent bars.

Kramer's republican colleagues stripped him of a leadership position after he was accused of sexually harassing a legislative aide and a lobbyist in connection with a Washington, D.C. fundraiser. The woman who's accusing him of the 2011 sexual assault came forward shortly after the harassment accusations were made public. Both republican and democratic lawmakers have urged Kramer to resign.

After Kramer's Monday court hearing, neither Kramer nor Borda would directly address the resignation calls.

Borda says Kramer has a presumption of innocence, and says the judge who will handle Kramer's case will make sure a "carnival" atmosphere of media coverage will not occur.

Another Kramer attorney, James Gatzke has said Kramer will not resign his seat. Kramer has announced he will not seek reelection. His term ends in January.

Kramer's  next scheduled court appearance is May 15 for his preliminary hearing.

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