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Conservative Wisconsin Alliance for Reform hitting Kloppenburg with second TV ad

The conservative Wisconsin Alliance Reform is up with a second TV ad again accusing Appeals Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg of failing to protect children.

The narrator opens the newest spot saying a girl told police about “her father’s abuse,” that at 6 he asked her to touch him, at 10 he asked her to expose her breasts and he was convicted of showing her a video of a sex act when she was 12.

“But Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg voted to reverse his conviction on a technicality,” the narrator says, adding the Supreme Court thought she was “wrong and upheld his conviction.”

“Tell Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg we need to protect children, not criminals,” the narrator says to close the spot. The group used the same line to close its first spot hitting Kloppenburg.

According to online court records, the man was charged with one count of causing a child to view sexually explicit conduct and one count of sexual assault of a child. He was found not guilty of sexual assault, but convicted of exposing a child to sexually explicit conduct. He appealed because the circuit court declined to allow a defense witness to testify he did not send the man a video the victim testified he showed her.

The state Supreme Court ruled 4-3 the testimony was relevant to the defense’s theory and should have been allowed by the circuit court, but the state showed a rational jury would have convicted the man absent the error.

See the spot.

-- By JR Ross



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