Fox Crossing judge charged with felony stalking

Fox Crossing judge charged with felony stalking
Posted at 4:57 PM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 17:57:32-04

Fox Crossing judge Len Kachinsky has been charged with felony stalking and two misdemeanor counts of violating a restraining order.

Charges were filed Wednesday, with an initial court appearance scheduled for August 6, according to online court records.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court also has suspended Kachinsky.

The suspension comes after police arrested Kachinsky July 2 for allegedly violating a temporary restraining order involving a court clerk accusing him of harassment.

Those allegations go back for more than a year.

This April, the state's judicial commission wrote a complaint where the clerk details accusations.

She said that Kachinsky would sit at her desk making cat noises, he would send inappropriate emails and post about her on Facebook, and that Kachinsky would take steps to terminate her employment.

Kachinsky told NBC26 last week that this is something that's dragged on for 14 months, and it's made it extremely difficult for him to manage his municipal court.

Kachinsky said that he is appealing the suspension, but the village lawyer said that recent electronic communications and materials in the office led to this current situation.

Kachinsky is a former lawyer for Brendan Dassey, who was convicted of murder and featured in the 'Making a Murderer' series on Netflix.