Victim’s Competency Questions in Assault Case

The victim’s competency to give testimony is likely to be a focus of legal arguments in the prosecution of a retired Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department captain accused of sexual assault. 73-year-old Clarence “Skip” Mielke is facing two counts of second-degree sexual assault of a mentally ill victim and two counts of sexual assault by an employee of a residential facility. Mielke’s wife Brenda Carey-Mielke owned Carey Manor in Pleasant Prairie; a residential facility that offered care for disabled and elderly residents. The defense claims the woman’s testimony was not credible because she has been “deemed to be incompetent.”  Mielke is next expected to appear in court Dec. 7.

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