A public prosecutor in the US state of Wisconsin "sex texted" a victim of domestic abuse while he was prosecuting her ex-boyfriend for assault.
Calumet County District Attorney Kenneth Kratz said he is embarrassed about sending the sexually suggestive messages, but will remain in office.
He sent 30 texts to a 26-year-old woman who complained to police last year.
A police report shows he repeatedly sent Stephanie Van Groll text messages in October 2009 trying to spark an affair.
The 50-year-old Mr Kratz wrote in one message: “Are you the kind of girl that likes secret contact with an older married elected DA ... the riskier the better?”
Mr Kratz was prosecuting Ms Van Groll’s ex-boyfriend on charges he nearly choked her to death last year.