Most people would agree that this year's winter in Wisconsin was relatively mild. But one man from Oshkosh may have a different opinion.
The Waukesha County district attorney's office recently declined to file charges against a Catholic priest who has been accused of sexually abusing a minor in the mid-1990s. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has placed the priest on temporary leave while an investigation is being conducted.
In criminal cases, when prosecutors have significant evidence and the accused individual has effectively confessed to authorities, a strategic plea for the reduction of charges is necessary to ensure that overcharging or over-sentencing doesn't occur. And that will likely be the case for a former Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod official who, as of March 8, was close to a plea deal in his child pornography case.
The recent arrest of a young man from Greenfield raises some important questions as to whether the drug charges against him will hold up in court. He was charged in Milwaukee County with possession of THC and possession of nitrous oxide with intent to inhale.