SHEBOYGAN, WI (WSAU) More troubles for former Sheboygan mayor Bob Ryan are coming out of the same drinking binge last July which eventually cost him his job. This time Ryan faces legal charges of misdemeanor sexual assault from that evening. Ryan was charged Thursday. He has an initial court appearance scheduled for April 23rd.
Ryan’s time as Sheboygan’s mayor was sullied by a lawsuit for sexual harassment and several allegations of drunk and unpleasant behavior. The July incident in Elhart Lake included the mayor’s involvement in a scuffle and pictures of him passed out on a bar which were subsequently posted on the Internet.
Afterward the mayor admitted he was an alcoholic, but insisted he did nothing illegal that night. It still led to him losing his job in city government last February.