Wis. man accused of posing as reporter denies guilt

6:59 AM, Dec 12, 2012   |    comments
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PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. - A man suspected of impersonating a reporter, calling female high school athletes and asking to take their pictures has pleaded not guilty.

Sixty-eight-year-old Gary Medrow, of Greenfield, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two counts of unlawful use of a phone and two counts of disorderly conduct. His next court date is Jan. 17.

WISC-TV reports he's believed to have contacted athletes in Mequon, Cedarburg, Hartland, Franklin and Verona, saying he was a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Court records show he's been convicted in multiple cases for unlawful use of a phone and impersonating a police officer.

A Journal Sentinel profile of Medrow in 1998 said he had a fetish for "calling women and trying to persuade them to lift other women and carry them around."

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