MADISON – Today marks the launch of a new T.V. and digital ad campaign from WisconsinAlliance for Reform, revealing a shocking example of Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg siding with a convicted criminal who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl.
“Protecting Children” exposes Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg’s decision to grant a new hearing to Daniel Fierro, a man convicted of second degree sexual assault of a child. Fierro told a judge that he understood his charges and had reviewed them with his lawyer, only to later appeal that he didn’t understand what he was pleading to. When the case reached Judge Kloppenburg at the Madison Court of Appeals, she sided with Fierro – despite being aware of his long criminal history.