Chippewa County District Attorney Office 711 North Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 (715) 726-7740 Fax: (715) 726-7748 E-mail: DistrictAttorneyOffice@co.chippewa.wi.us Website: www.co.chippewa.wi.us/Departments/DistrictAttorney District Attorney Assistant District Attorneys Jon M. Theisen Roy La Barton Gay Ellen J. Thorson Wade C. Newell Lawrence Broeren MEDIA RELEASE DATE: August 20, 2008 FROM: Jon M. Theisen, Chippewa County District Attorney CONTACT PERSON: Diane Lesniewski, Office Manager (715) 726-7747 Today, the office of the Chippewa County District Attorney files sexual assault charges against Brian Bohlmann, M.D. Dr. Bohlmann is a former staff physician of the Stanley Correctional Institution, Stanley, WI. The criminal complaint alleges that Dr. Bohlmann repeatedly used his position as a medical professional to sexually assault patients. The criminal complaint is filed after a thorough investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigations. The investigation included multiple interviews of the complainant victims, witnesses, Dr. Bohlmann and medical experts. “Medical doctors take a Hippocratic Oath wherein which they swear to protect their patients from harm and injustice. It is despicably ironic and unjust that any doctor would use his or her position to sexually harm patients. The Chippewa County District Attorney’s Office zealously prosecutes all sexual offenders. This office has earned a reputation for successful prosecution in support of sexually assaulted women, children and the disabled. All victims, including prison inmates, deserve our aggressive prosecution of their offenders.” -Jon M Theisen, District Attorney, Chippewa County Wisconsin. The Chippewa County District Attorney’s Office assigns Assistant District Attorney Wade C. Newell as lead prosecutor on this case.