No charges against Lee Holloway in alleged groping of County employee

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Former Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lee Holloway -- accused of groping a County employee on his last day in office will not face any criminal charges.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office has determined there is not enough evidence to prosecute Holloway. The District Attorney's Office had investigated the incident as a possible misdemeanor fourth-degree sexual assault.

Holloway was named in a discrimination complaint filed with the Equal Rights Division of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development back in February of 2013.

In the complaint, Holloway is accused of sexually assaulting and harassing a woman on April 13, 2012 — right before Holloway left politics following a string of complaints regarding properties Holloway owns and failed attempts to run for County Executive after Scott Walker became governor.

The complaint says “Holloway forcibly, and against Complainant’s will, kissed Complainant, inserted his tongue into her mouth, grabbed her breast and grabbed her buttocks. Complainant directed Holloway to stop touching her immediately.”

The complaint filed with the Dept. of Workforce Development against Holloway was not criminal -- but instead, a workplace issue.

Holloway denies the incident involving the woman ever happened.

The alleged victim has threatened to sue the County -- and that issue will be taken up later this month.