A Michigan judge who was once censured by the state supreme court for sending nude pictures of himself to a female bailiff is once again at the center of controversy. This time he's accused o carrying on an elaborate affair with a witness who says it included sex in his judge's chambers, impregnating her, and then begging the woman to have an abortion once it came to light.
"I met him as a litigant, a complaining witness in his courtroom, and he stayed around after the case was over and that's when the second half of the flirting started and we went from there and our relationship picked up," Geniene La'Shay Mott told MyFoxDetroit.com regarding her apparent fling with Third Circuit Court Judge Wade McCree.
"It went from being a summer fling and just something to do to falling in love, promises of marriage, me getting pregnant, us buying a house together, name it."
That's not all. Mott has droves of text messages detailing the relationship and even showing McCree consulted with Mott on the punishment for the defendant in her case.
"My Judicial Tenure Commission has me nervous, as you might expect. I have to be real careful until this matter is put to rest... you are the complaining witness on a case that is before me," one reads. "Naturally if it got out that we were seeing each other before your B.D.'s (baby daddy) case closed, everybody could be in deep (expletive). Why you want to spend time with a man like me remains a mystery, but if you'll have me... then as Bill Withers said, 'use me up!' SMOOCHES."
The reporter called the number listed with the messages and did, in fact, get McCree's voicemail.
And after the defendant in Mott's case was sent to jail, she says the two did some celebrating:
"The day of, we then go to his chambers, as usual... but in chambers all of the time," she said.
Sex, I asked.
"Yes. We have sex in his chambers very often."
On his desk, I further questioned.
"On his desk, in the chair, the couch, you name it."
Eventually, McCree vowed to divorce his wife -- but once she found out that McCree had allegedly impregnated Mott, the story goes she refused to sign the papers unless Mott got an abortion. That's according to one text message from McCree begging her to get it done and guaranteeing she would be compensated for it:
McCree: "YEAH LET'S TALK!!! I WANT (AND SO DOES LAVERNE) THIS TERMINATION. U'LL GET WHATEVER U WANT 4 IT! I'VE BEEN CLEAR ON IT FROM THE GET GO!!! WHATEVER U WANT, YOU SHALL HAVE!!!"
Mott: "O NO... U ACT LIKE I'M HOLDING THIS OVER U... YOU ASKED ME 2 GET THE ABORTION 2 HELP YOU IN YOUR DIVORCE CASE."
And in a final twist -- and the reason the public is hearing about the story -- is that McCree eventually accused Mott of stalking and extoring him. He went to the prosecutor's office; she went to the media. The prosecutor's office told MyFoxDetroit.com that Mott will not be charged. McCree, however, is currently under investigation.
She also plans on keeping the baby.
" I never wanted to have the abortion in the first place."