Appeals court: Judge’s ‘serial harem’ remark was proper

Appeals court: Judge’s ‘serial harem’ remark was proper

A state appeals court says a Kenosha County judge properly accused a man of maintaining a harem when he sentenced him on a domestic violence charge.

Judge Bruce Schroeder sentenced Jamal Thames to the maximum six years in prison last year for attacking his girlfriend. Thames argued on appeal that the sentence was too harsh and Schroeder improperly accused him of running a “serial harem” when he actually impregnated two women at the same time 26 years ago.

The 2nd District Court of Appeals upheld Thames’ sentence Wednesday. The court found that his sentence isn’t so excessive it shocks the public and the harem remark went to Thames’ character and he actually has eight children by four different women.

Thames’ attorney didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.