Former airport chief is arrested in sex assault

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A former director of Augusta Regional Airport is under investigation by Wisconsin authorities for a reported sexual assault on a child.

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Kenneth Kraemer, now the deputy director of Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport, was arrested Feb. 23 - but has not been charged - in an allegation involving an assault on a 4-year-old girl, said Assistant Milwaukee District Attorney Paul Tiffin.

The arrest also had involved allegations of physical abuse of a child and possession of child pornography, but those allegations were dropped, said Mr. Tiffin.

The investigation into the remaining allegation could take several weeks to resolve, Mr. Tiffin said by phone Monday.

According to a report published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 44-year-old Mr. Kraemer was arrested Feb. 23 and released Feb. 27 without charges being filed.

Mr. Kraemer had been hired as Augusta Regional Airport's director in 2001.

In August 2003 the Augusta Aviation Commission fired Mr. Kraemer over job-performance issues. He was earning $115,000.

Reach Rob Pavey at 868-1222, ext. 119, or rob.pavey@augustachronicle. com.

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markxr7
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markxr7 03/13/07 - 12:35 am
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Augusta did something right

Augusta did something right getting rid of this under achieving freak just like they did former fire chief Ronnie Few. Let's hope these losers never decide to come back to town.

billy123
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billy123 03/13/07 - 12:56 am
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yeah.. he looks like a child

yeah.. he looks like a child molester to me.

ListenAndLearn
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ListenAndLearn 03/13/07 - 06:10 am
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It's early yet, but please

It's early yet, but please let me ask: What do child molesters look like? What do you look like? Anything out of the ordinary and you are labeled for something.

CSRAider
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CSRAider 03/13/07 - 06:58 am
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KK jump on the band wagon

KK jump on the band wagon remmember MOB rules. or you could be next. What do you look like!?

Honden
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Honden 03/13/07 - 08:22 am
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"arrested" does not equate to

"arrested" does not equate to guilt especially when he was "released without charges being filed"

WAG
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WAG 03/13/07 - 08:53 am
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What does a child molester

What does a child molester look like? Your neighbor, your husband, your uncle, your boyfriend, your husband, grandfather, your priest, teacher,. They have no certain look. They are not monstors hiding in the bushes they are the people your kids trust. The ones around them everyday. Wake up America put them in jail the first time they are caught and never let them out. They are pigs...

september 5th
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september 5th 03/13/07 - 09:00 am
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uga they do have a certain

uga they do have a certain look, and this look becomes more obvious once they have been exposed..someone in his family knew he was a child molester but chose to keep his little "secret"...your family knows what you do and more family members should get involved and speak up instead of protecting their weirdo relatives! this also goes for closet gays who want to marry and hide behind the wife and kids!

WW1949
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WW1949 03/13/07 - 09:27 am
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Della, you don't know if he

Della, you don't know if he is guilty. That's what is wrong with news releases that auto label a person. Even if proven innocent he will always be guilty in the public mind. Don't get me wrong, I am 100% for proper punishment of these people but do it the right way.

whatever1
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whatever1 03/13/07 - 10:04 am
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della, with people like you

della, with people like you in the world we don't need to worry about anything else--you are enough of a worry.

september 5th
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september 5th 03/13/07 - 10:11 am
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whatever, go on and call the

whatever, go on and call the authorities and report your relatives...then you can stop worrying!

firsthandknowledge
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firsthandknowledge 03/13/07 - 12:36 pm
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I was witness to a

I was witness to a conversation Ken Kraemer had while Airport Director during which he spoke of and bragged about several trips he had taken to a foreign country in order to participate in their legalized prostitution. Very odd man - gave me the "creeps"

CSRAresident
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CSRAresident 03/13/07 - 12:45 pm
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Firsthand, Maybe you should

Firsthand, Maybe you should come forward with your allegations to the proper authorities. If you know something about this guy and don't report it, you are helping him out in his dirty deeds.

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whyme 03/13/07 - 01:13 pm
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I like how someone

I like how someone automatically stuck "priest" in the list of molestors. Let's not forget the number of other clergy who have been just as bad. You also left out the fact that molestors can be women too. It's sick no matter what.

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mable8 03/13/07 - 02:56 pm
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Della: Since you are so bent

Della: Since you are so bent in accusing without having all of the facts, one might ask if YOU have reported YOUR relatives to the authorities. No one likes a person who victimizes anyone, particularly a child; but before we accuse that person and take the individual to trial, we must have the advantage of clear evidence. To do less leads to anarchy--where you will certainly not enjoy your freedom to express your opinions.

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crymeariver 03/14/07 - 02:17 am
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Beware! He will be running

Beware! He will be running for either mayor, or county commission, and will probably win.

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knownforfact 03/23/07 - 02:45 pm
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I happen to know this pervert

I happen to know this pervert personaly and know for fact HE IS A CHILD MOLESTER, direct from the family member. He is dangerous to society - he need to be lock up!

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