January 22, 2013 | 05:49 PMA one-time candidate for the Williams Bay School Board has been charged with first-degree child sexual assault.
If convicted, Kevin J. Thomas, 43, faces up to 60 years imprisonment.
According to the criminal complaint, on Aug. 14 Thomas touched a 9-year-old boy in a sexual manner.
The felony charge was filed against Thomas on Dec. 18 and he is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 1.
A motion to dismiss the case was filed Jan. 17 by the defense, according to online court records. He is free from custody on a signature bond.
Thomas' name only appeared on the primary ballot, and he didn't advance to the general election.
In the February 2011 primary, Thomas received only 39 votes, which was the fewest of any candidate on the ballot.
In response to questions sent to Thomas by the Regional News, he wrote that he is a chef and has lived in Williams Bay since 1997.