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Former Jackson Co. D.A. accused of sex with clients

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Black River Falls (WQOW) -- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is referring charges of prostitution, soliciting prostitution, and maintaining a drug house against a former county district attorney.

James C. Ritland, of Black River Falls, served as the Jackson County District Attorney from 1981-1982.

He is accused of engaging in sex acts with his clients. Investigators also say Ritland gave his clients money to purchase illegal narcotics in exchange for sex. Three victims told police they purchased those drugs in the alley behind Ritland's law office.

Investigators have referred the case to the district attorney's office. As of Monday afternoon, Ritland was not in custody.

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