Racine sex assault case tests health record access
Prosecutors accuse billionaire of molesting girl
The Wisconsin Supreme Court must decide whether defendants should get to access mental health records of an alleged molestation victim in a case tied to the criminal prosecution of a billionaire executive from Racine.
The Journal Times in Racine reported Sunday that Curtis Johnson's attorneys requested therapy records of the 17-year-old girl whom the SC Johnson heir is charged with molesting.
Johnson, a one-time chairman of a cleaning-products company spun off from SC Johnson, has plead not guilty.
Prosecutors accuse Johnson of having inappropriate sexual contact with the girl 15 to 20 times from 2007 to 2010.
A lower court ruled judges under some circumstances should be able to review such records and release information to lawyers. The state Supreme Court will review that at a Feb. 25 hearing.
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