Trial date set for Wayne County Judge Wade McCree

Published On: Apr 09 2013 03:45:54 PM EDT
DETROIT -

A Wayne County judge who has admitted to having sex with a woman in his chambers will go to trial May 20 in Washtenaw County Circuit Court.

The Michigan Tenure Commission announced the court date Tuesday afternoon.

READ: Amended complaint against Hon. Wade H. McCree

Judge Wade McCree wrote a 38-page-response to the Tenure Commission's accusations last month. In it McCree started to be sexually involved with Geniene La'Shay Mott in June 2012. The affair began while Mott's case was pending in McCree's courtroom. McCree stateed he would occasionally bring Mott into the courthouse through the building's back entrance, which was reserved for judges and courthouse staff. But, McCree said, Mott never had "uninhabited access to the courthouse and that the courthouse was never in any danger because Mott was there.

READ: Full response from Judge Wade McCree

READ: Original complaint filed by Judicial Tenure Commission

McCree said his relationship with Mott didn't influence his judicial conduct or judgment regarding the King case, but that he "likely violated" a conduct code by not removing himself from the case.

McCree also said he is the victim of "stalking and extortion" by Mott.

In October, the state Supreme Court reprimanded McCree for sending a shirtless photo of himself to a court employee.

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