Judge accused of asking colleague to have group sex with her and pastor

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In an extraordinarily rare occurrence, a family court judge is under investigation after being accused of having a threesome at work and asking a colleague to have group sex with her and a former pastor.

Dawn Gentry, from Kentucky, US, is accused of accused of making sexual advances and demanding sex as well as money for “preferential treatment”. She faces nine misconduct charges.

According to Independent, the judge allegedly made unwanted sexual advances towards a female lawyer and to have asked her to seduce her then-husband and to have a threesome with her former pastor and current case specialist Stephen Penrose.

After the alleged incidents, the lawyer quit a panel she was on with Ms Gentry, which gives free help to abused children, according to her witness statement, seen by The Cincinnati Enquirer.

The judge is also accused of firing another lawyer from the panel because he did not donate enough money to her campaign to be re-elected as family court judge in 2018.

And she allegedly forced another worker, who also did not “sufficiently support” her campaign, to replace her with Mr Penrose, according to a list of charges filed by the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission.

The charges allege she hired Mr Penrose because she was “in a personal sexual relationship with him” rather than “based on merit”.

She is also accused of engaging in sexual activity with Mr Penrose and her female secretary in her courthouse chambers during regular work hours.

Ms Gentry is also accused of keeping false timesheets and allowing employees to drink alcohol at work and to play guitar and sing in the office.

The judge denied most of the allegations, including that she had a sexual relationship with Stephen Penrose or her secretary.

However she admitted that Mr Penrose used to play guitar at work occasionally, according to Independent. She admitted that she appointed acquaintances to the permanent custody roster; that she brought her children and let staff bring their children to work in emergencies and that one child saw a confidential proceeding; and that she, her staff attorney, her secretary and her case specialist would go out to lunch together leaving the office unattended.

The judge could face impeachment over charges of misconduct while holding her position. Only four cases of impeachment have happened in Kentucky, of which two were convicted.

“They’re very serious charges,” said attorney Richard Goldberg, who has experience with these types of cases.

The complaint about Judge Dawn Gentry was filed by anonymous person, according to Fox News

A date has not yet been set for the disciplinary hearing at the time of this report.

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