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State Dismisses Discrimination Complaint By KPD Officer Once Accused of Brutal Rape

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Kenosha Police Officer Pep Moretti
(Kenosha Police Department)

(Graphic Depictions of Sexual Assault Accusations)

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Today, the state of Wisconsin dismissed a complaint filed by a disgruntled Kenosha Police Officer. Officer Pep Moretti claimed that he was passed over for promotions several times because he is gay. Officer Pep Moretti, of Lindenhurst, IL, changed his name from Peter Percak in May of 2011. Moretti filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on August 9, 2023. Today, the State of Wisconsin dismissed Moretti’s complaint.

Investigators Explanation For Dismissal From the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

In the complaint, Moretti alleged that the previous police chief, Eric Larsen, and the current police chief, Patrick Patton failed to promote him because he is gay. Moretti was hired by Kenosha Police in 2009. The City of Kenosha Police Department handles promotions in the following manner – They issue a written test and conduct interviews. The top five candidate are notified that they are in the top five. Moretti asserts that he was the top performer on the written test so he should have been promoted. The process, that is been in place for at least two decades, allows the chief to select anyone on the list of five to be promoted to Sergeant. Moretti wasn’t chosen, but he didn’t alleged any treatment in his complaint that related to him being a homosexual.

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Kenosha City Administrator and Former Police Chief John Morrissey
(File Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

“I’ve read the complaint and it seems to be without merit,” said Kenosha City Administrator and Former Police Chief John Morrissey. Morrissey reiterated the promotion process to KCE saying that the police chief has the final say on who he or she recommends for promotion from the list of five. The recommendation then goes to the Police and Fire Commission for approval. Morrissey was pleased, but not surprised that the State of Wisconsin quickly dismissed this complaint. This complaint took five months, but complaint such as these usually takes up to a year to proceed to conclusion.

Alleged Rape Committed By Moretti

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Upon learning of this complaint KCE did a background check on Moretti and obtained his KPD personnel file. KCE also obtained police reports from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.

Moretti’s Version of Events

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On December 1, 2016, a 20-year-old named “Kyle” went to a hospital to be examined for an alleged rape. Kyle told hospital staff and police that the night before, a man he knew as “Demon Pep” came to his home, drugged him, and raped him anally. “Demon Pep” was identified by Kenosha County Sheriff’s Detectives as being 34-year-old Pep Moretti. Kyle also picked Moretti out in a photo lineup.

Kyle and Moretti both said that they had met near Pep’s home in Lindenhurst at around three o’clock in the morning while Kyle was skateboarding. Pep drove up in his Chevy Camaro and the two exchanged Snapchat accounts. Moretti told KPD Internal Affairs that he prefers snapchat because of its “anonymity.”

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Kyle says that Moretti snapped him and said “Want to get drunk? I could use some ass.” Kyle agreed to let Moretti come to his house. Moretti brought with him to Kyle’s house in Twin Lakes, a six-flags cup with liquor in it. He told detectives that he always brought his own alcohol in case of date rape drugs. At one point Kyle drank from Moretti’s cup, even though Kyle was only 20. Moretti said that Kyle drank from it “without his permission.” Kyle contends that Moretti offered the drink to him willingly.

Moretti told detectives in a recorded interview, “[Kyle] came on to me, and I was like okay. I’m like that’s a little unusual and he’s like ‘sit on the bed get closer’ and I’m like. I’m like, you’re kind of like, weird like I don’t like I’m like kind of like whatever and then he did come on to me. And I was like okay and then um he’s like ‘oh I really want to perform oral sex on you’ and I was like okay. So that happened and then I’m like ‘it’s getting late like I got to get going’ and he’s like ‘oh stay of the night’ and I’m like ‘yeah I’m not staying I got to get going’ and then he walked me out to my car.”

Moretti didn’t tell detectives that he had anal sex with Kyle. He had to be prompted later in the interview. The detective asked “So, as far as having anal sex or anything you guys never did that – none of that ever happened or it did?”

“It did,” replied Moretti

“Oh, it did?” replied the detective.

“All right so that and it was totally consensual?” asked the detective.

Moretti then said “[Kyle] suggested it. I’m like yeah I’m like again I wasn’t like I don’t know just seemed like kind of weird like okay he went from ‘let’s hang out’ to all of a sudden like he really wanted to like do all this extra stuff okay and I was like I don’t know that wasn’t like my purpose for being there sure and then he kept saying something about oh you know I don’t use condoms I don’t need them blah blah blah and I’m just like that’s like I don’t know it was just it was weird.”

Moretti then told detectives that Moretti only performed anal sex on Kyle – it wasn’t reciprocal. Pep said that he had a long-term boyfriend but that the relationship was “open” and they were allowed to have sex with other men.

You can listen to the interview of Officer Moretti here:

Kyle’s Version of Events

Kyle says that when Moretti arrived to his house, Moretti offered him some of his drink that he brought to his house. Kyle said the Moretti was only taking “small sips” of the drink. Kyle said when he drank it, he almost immediately “blacked out.”

Kyle said that he regained consciousness briefly and was naked and face down on his bed. Kyle reached behind him and felt what he thought was Moretti’s penis entering his anus. He asked Moretti what was happening and Moretti said it was nothing. Kyle passed out again.

Kyle then woke up about 11:00 a.m. and he was still naked and his anus hurt and felt stretched out. He also said his room was trashed. He told a friend what happened and the friend told Kyle that he was raped. Kyle then went to the hospital. Kyle initially didn’t want to pursue charges because of the possible embarrassment. He then quickly changed his mind and wanted to pursue charges. He was adamant from the his first contact with law enforcement to his interviews with detectives that the sex was non-consensual. Kyle told police that Moretti told him he was a producer for the TV show “Chicago PD.”

Non-Prosecution

Walworth County DA Zeke Wiedenfeld (D)
(File Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

The Kenosha District Attorney’s Office sent the criminal referral to the Walworth County’s DA’s Office due to a conflict. The Walworth County DA did not issue any charges for Moretti, letting him off scot free. KCE made contact with Walworth County DA Zeke Wiedenfeld (D) who declined to give a reason why hia office let the cop off with no charges Zeke also ignored a public records request for documents related to the non-prosecution. The Walworth County DA has an unwritten policy generally against prosecuting cops.

Kenosha Police Internal Affairs Investigation

Former Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis
(Kenosha Police)

At the time of the internal investigation, the current chief was a Sergeant and had no dealings with this case. Unbelievably, the Internal Affairs Sergeant at the time, exonerated Moretti, writing “Upon review of the investigation and my interview with Officer Moretti, I do not believe that Officer Moretti violated Police Department Policy and Procedures…I counseled Officer Moretti during the interview on using better judgement when engaging in off duty activities. It is my belief that Officer Moretti was very receptive to the counseling he received and the choices that he makes in the future will be carefully considered.”

Then-Chief Miskinis later writes “As I concur with your findings that no Kenosha Police Department policies were violated, this investigation is closed with no action to be taken.”

KCE did not seek comment from Chief Patton. Patton was a Sergeant at the time of these allegations and had no participation in nor knowledge of the investigation. To put it plainly, it happened under an administration two chiefs ago. Through a response to the complaint, Patton denies making the decision based on Moretti’s sexual preference.

Being a homosexual seems to be the defining characteristic in Moretti’s life. KCE was hard-pressed to find a single social media post where Moretti doesn’t mention that he is “gay”, a “gay daddy”, “gay kid”, “gay teen”, or “day dude.” Moretti DJ’s for gay dance clubs as a side business, but only works sparingly these days.

Moretti now has the option to sue the City of Kenosha in State or Federal Court but it’s unlikely given that the state panel found no probable cause. Moretti, reached by KCE, declined comment both after he filed the complaint, and after learning of its dismissal.

(Pep Moretti aka Peter Percak has not been charged or convicted of any crimes alleged in this news article. He is legally presumed innocent.)

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  • Kevin Mathewson

    Kevin Mathewson is a disciple of Christ, husband and a father to two wonderful children. Mathewson was born and raised in Lake County, IL and worked as a police & fire dispatcher from 2005 to 2010 in Round Lake Beach, IL. Mathewson moved to Kenosha County in 2006, later being elected to the position of Alderman of the 8th District in 2012 and 2016. Mathewson is a private investigator, security contractor, journalist, and photographer. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, camping and boating. His favorite amendment is the second, followed closely by the first. He loves his country and community.

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52 Responses

  1. makes me want to vomit.
    Can you image being pulled over for a traffic ticket and having to deal with a sick, perverted ,psychopath like this ?
    Shame on KPD for not screening officers better.
    Makes me ashamed and disgusted with so many people in Kenosha.

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      1. Yes, always BACK THE BLUE no matter what they do. They are God’s agents on Earth.

        Romans 13:

        13 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

        2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

        3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

        4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

        5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

        6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

        7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

  2. Let’s think this through.

    First, we’ve had gay service members, firefighters, police officers, you name it for many years and most perform their duties admirably. Many were the victims of unfortunate discrimination in the past.

    This isn’t about the officer being gay. It’s about his conduct and fitness to be a police officer.

    Even if you give him the benefit of the doubt and presumption of innocence about criminal wrongdoing the poor choices and conduct he displayed certainly questions his fitness. With this record it’s understandable that he wasn’t promoted. What’s not understandable is why he was kept on the department.

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  3. Go back in the closet. I’m fresh out of inclusiveness and sick of diversity being rammed down my throat harder than sgt hards tonsils while streaming on jerkmate.

    Not in Kenosha that I know of but teachers at Racine Unified are being coerced into putting rainbow flags in their classrooms and the ones pushing it are being told to take notes on the facial expressions of teachers when they are asked to do so….targeted.

    Maybe Nedweski can look into this matter?

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    1. OMG, grow up. Your comments scream that you’re secretly gay, but don’t want anyone to know. Thou proteth too much.

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  4. I believe Kyle. I can only imagine the special kind of agony he’s felt knowing that someone tasked with protecting the public harmed him in such a personal way. I hope he is doing okay and is loved and supported wherever he is.





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  5. Gay bashing for readership?

    A new low Kevin.

    Your crowd of readers scared of rainbows and anyone different than them might be surprised to know that there are quite a few gays who are members of local departments. They just keep it somewhat quiet due to the White redneck hicks that can’t handle “different”.

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    1. IT ISNT GAY BASHING, YOU IGNORANT MORON!
      Its called rape and its very much looked down upon in ANY culture and very illegal.
      Of course a liberal looks at this abomination very differently, like it acceptable. Those are the true deplorables.

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      1. You’re only correct on the part of RAPE, but Kevin’s history of targeting LGBTQ+ people and recently back to back stories HIGHLIGHTING gay people is the bashing the person is likely refering to.

        Pep is ABSOLUTELY a horrible person and should have been removed from the police department YEARS ago when allegations of his sexual impropriety started. But make sure we back the blue no matter what…unless they’re queer.

        They say those that show the most homophobia tend to actually be hinding their own sexuality (look up the actual research-and its older so its not just a DEI thing, not just a bullshit headline…like yall like to use).

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    2. This cop is a narcissistic wierdo —- he should serve his own community down in Wrigleyville — you can’t rape the willing

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      1. So are you saying all homosexual people want to get fucked? That’s real cool to say they’re faggots just rape them, they like it…

  6. Only in the KPD , thank you God for our new chief, clean up the kpd , we need to stop the corruption in this dept, How was this not looked at and handle back when the rape was filed. If this was an everyday person are DA would have gone after them like you wouldn’t believe. Funny how are DA office picks and chooses. the fate of people and Victims,





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    1. Do you really think that this was not seen and looked at “back then” ???
      I’ll agree the DA made a poor decision but considering who the DA is, are you surprised ?

      Sometimes borderline personnel “issues” will resolve themselves over time. In this case he probably will seek employment elsewhere in the future. I’m sure Chicago will hire him and have him patrol in Boystown.

    2. Yep thank God for our new chief and his administration who all have never done any budgeting before. Wait till the tax bills come in for 2024. We all will be taking it up the ass.

    3. Don’t be so quick to praise the new KPD chief….he’s not as innocent as he comes off. There’s some scandal on his end too it just hasn’t been made public yet. I wouldn’t trust anyone on KPD or KFD.

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  7. Am surprised KUSD has not recruited Officer Moretti as a school resource officer.
    Am sure his services would be welcome by some KUSD staff.

  8. I read this writer’s stories all the time and laugh….the writer of this story is married. Unfortunately for him, I happen to know a woman he has made passes at while being married. One day his sins will find him out. Maybe then someone will post his private life online in an article?

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    1. You’re telling me that my overweight, bald, old ass is making passes at women when my wife is actually super hot? Please inform my readers who you claim I am making passes at.

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  9. So much for winning non-believers to Christ. Judging is for Christians to help Christians. God will judge the world and its ways.

  10. He left a lot out of the first tell of the story….. didn’t violate policy….how about if his actions are one that don’t line up with someone that should be a police officer

  11. I am disgusted. Sargent Hard and now Demon Pep. Trust me, I don’t want this MF patting down my son. Actually we shouldn’t have this kind of disgusting subhumans protecting and serving us. IA doesn’t check on his social media?. First amendment my ass.
    This used to be a great town.
    Thanks for your good work, Mr. KM.

  12. Back the blue glu love snot. What a pervert. I am not surprised he chose gov as an employer. he fits in well. You guys need to support your cops no matter what they do. shame shame. back the blue

  13. Why does this police department have so many questionable people on the force? It’s just bad optics in light of their history….this guy shouldn’t even be a cop.

  14. Power hungry cop/brutally gay narcissist—- what could possibly go wrong? This guy’s crawlspace needs a wellness check 😳

  15. Did it ever occur to anyone that, perhaps, the allegations were actually legitimately unfounded and that this officer was mistreated while employed by KPD (which has been under the new chief more than a year)? This chief has known of and been party to many horrible incidents himself throughout his career but the good old boys only protect each other. Did it ever occur to anyone that corruption from this dept has always come from the top down, even now? Do any of you have the courage it takes to stand up to a department that has a proven history of corruption, discrimination and deceit? Is there any other questionable things in his disciplinary file?? This article seems to be written to focus on a years old allegation and his sexual orientation rather than the fact that he was attempting to make change in a dept we all know needs change. Can you sit here and pull disciplinary files for the entire administration and find much worse than this? Yes, you can.

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