Criminal Justice

Lawyer charged with 2nd-degree sexual assault allegedly had sex with intoxicated woman in his office


A Wisconsin lawyer has been charged with picking up an intoxicated woman, supplying her with an illegal drug and having sex with her at his office and his home.

A Dane County Circuit Court judge Thursday rejected Jonathan G. Evenson’s argument that there was no evidence he knew the woman was too drunk to give consent for sex, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.

Evenson, 37, faces six counts of second-degree sexual assault, and one count of supplying the woman with the drug Ecstasy. According to the article, the judge also nixed a defense motion to reduce bail, which was set at $70,000.

According to the article, the woman told police she had very little memory of Evenson’s office, and that she didn’t know that they had had sex until she woke up in his home the following morning and he asked her if she was on birth control.

A formal plea to charges will be entered at a later date, the article states.

Evenson was also arrested in 2010, according to a prior Wisconsin State Journal article, for allegedly punching two men in the face repeatedly.

Regarding the 2010 arrest, Evenson entered a no contest plea to two misdemeanor battery counts, according to the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation. The agency in 2011 found that Evenson did not provide timely written notice about the charges to itself and the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, and he received a public reprimand.

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