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District Attorney Accused In 'Sexting' Scandal Resigns

Photo Courtesy -- Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- Ken Kratz, the Calumet County, Wisconsin district attorney accused of sending sexual text messages has resigned, according to WBAY-TV.  Kratz handed his resignation letter to Governor Jim Doyle.

Kratz' resignation comes two weeks after the governor received two formal complaints from Calumet County residents asking him to remove Kratz from office.

In the short letter, Kratz expressed sadness and regret over his resignation, but said he hopes to repair his reputation and resume his legal career.

The scandal unraveled nearly three weeks ago, when Kratz admitted to sending sexually suggestive text messages to domestic abuse victim Stephanie Van Groll while prosecuting her ex-boyfriend's case.

Since then, at least four more women have come forward, alleging Kratz also sent them inappropriate messages over the years.

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Alleged Sexting Scandal Victim Believes There Are More Victims

(NEW YORK) -- The third woman to allege that she was harassed by Wisconsin District Attorney Ken Kratz believes there are more victims involved.  "A man like this has got a pattern of abusive behavior of his power," Ruskiewicz said.  "There is no way that we are the only three women out there," she added.

Ruskiewicz alleged that Kratz began sending her text messages after a 2008 meeting with him about a pardon for her drug conviction.  According to her, one text message read, "I'm on vacation with my family. traverse city. all week so in between naps I thought I'd let you impress me the next couple days. lets see what you do.”

Ruskiewicz said she was “freaked out” and was afraid her pardon would be at risk if she reported Kratz.

Kratz has admitted to sending sexual text messages to one woman.  His lawyer told the Associated Press that he does know anything about Ruskiewicz and said his client is in therapy.

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