Sex assault case against Milwaukee firefighter dismissed

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A sexual assault case against a Milwaukee firefighter has been dismissed.

Michael Peden (PEE’-den) was charged in December 2017 with second-degree sexual assault. But according to court records, the case was dismissed Thursday without prejudice — meaning charges could be re-filed.

Peden was accused of groping a co-worker and giving her a poor evaluation after she complained.

Peden’s attorney, Rebecca Coffee, says Peden feels vindicated and has maintained his innocence.

At the time, Peden worked as a heavy equipment operator and was assigned as an acting lieutenant at a fire house. His attorney says as of Thursday morning, Peden was on paid leave.

Chief Deputy Milwaukee County District Attorney Kent Lovern tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that conflicting witness statements made the case not provable beyond a reasonable doubt.

___

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

Associated Press

Associated Press

TOP STORIES

KBJR 6 Weather Authority

Ashland
Hayward
72°
Superior
63°
Hibbing
64°
International Falls
63°
Grand Marais
63°
Ironwood
73°
Siren
Solon Springs
70°
Munising
Brainerd
72°
Bemidji
Aitkin
Silver Bay
59°
Cloquet
61°
Cook
70°
Ely
Grand Rapids
72°
Mora
64°
Moose Lake
Orr
Two Harbors
Hinckley
66°
Connect with KBJR 6
Top Stories
Scroll to top
Skip to content