Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Johnson Resigns As UW-Milwaukee SA Vice-President Amids A Sexual Assault Allegation

Brent Johnson

Johnson had been put on administrative leave as SA vice-president, since last week.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 7, 2011

Milwaukee - On Tuesday, Brent Johnson, the Vice-President of the Student Association (SA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) decided to resign from his position amids an allegation that he sexually assaulted a woman. Johnson was facing impeachment procedures by members of the SA.
Last week, the Milwaukee County District Attorney's (MCDA) Office decided not to charged Johnson who was taken into custody for alleged sexual assault of a woman. Johnson has maintained that he is innocent.
The woman alleged that Johnson sexually assaulted her around September. It would be difficult to prosecute Johnson because no evidence was gathered from the victim after the assault, according to the MCDA's office.
Johnson is currently a junior at UWM and was the SA vice-president. UWM has launched an internal investigation concerning the alleged sexual assault. Johnson, if found responsible and actually committed the alleged sexual assault could face expulsion or suspension from UWM. He had been temperarily put on administrative leave from his position as SA vice-president until the outcome of the case, according to Michael Laliberte, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.

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