With New Evidence ...

By John Pilmaier
SNAP Wisconsin
January 25, 2012

The Lake Geneva News reports that Walworth County District Attorney Phil Koss will file criminal charges for a third time against Joseph R. Fultz. Fultz is a former minister of Grace Evangelical Church who is being charged with failure to report child abuse or neglect. Fultz is facing five counts of failure to report because he is alleged to have had knowledge that children in his church were being sexually assaulted and he failed to notify law enforcement officials.

Walworth County District Attorney Phil Koss is to be commended for his persistence in holding Fultz accountable with new evidence, despite the previous dismissal of charges by Judge Robert Kennedy. Koss remains undeterred, and for good reason: “I think it’s crucial that those who watch over the welfare of children, know there have been sexual assaults, and are mandated reporters, follow the law so kids are safe”.

Wisconsin law requires that professionals working with or responsible for the well being of children are mandated to report child abuse and neglect. Koss is to be commended for steadfastly pursuing charges against this once trusted member of the community who was charged with watching over children in his care.








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