Judge suspended over sex and misconduct in court

Judge suspended over sex and misconduct in court

Kenton County Judge Dawn Gentry has been suspended amidst accusations of professional and sexual misconduct. Among other things, Gentry is accused of hiring her boyfriend Stephen Penrose, who allegedly drank on the job. Gentry and Penrose allegedly had a threesome with the judge’s secretary, Laura Aubrey. She is also accused of firing staffers who refused to support her re-election bid.

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Better title: Judge goes out with a bang

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Some insights in Judge Gentry Dawn Gentry is a judge on the Kenton Family Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit, which presides over Kenton County in Kentucky. She was appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin (R) on December 19, 2016

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Jeez. Republican family court judge. From the DailyMail: - Dawn Gentry is accused of having threesomes in her office with her secretary and a guitar player she hired to work in the court as her case specialist - Gentry has been placed on temporary paid suspension - She allegedly asked a female attorney to sleep with her husband while they were getting divorced so she could accuse him of infidelity - Gentry, it is alleged, also asked the woman to have group sex with her and the guitar player - Others claim they were replaced if they did not donate to her re-election campaign

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Here's some more details from another article: [expand] https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/northern-ky/2019/12/05/judge-dawn-gentry-kenton-county-kentucky-investigation-sex-family-court/2618736001/ Who is involved: - Stephen Penrose - Former Bromley Christian Church pastor the judge hired and had an affair with, according to the charges. - Katherine Schulz - Attorney who the judge hoped would join her in a threesome with Penrose, according to the charges - Laura Aubrey - The judge's secretary. Gentry and Penrose engaged in sexual activities with her at work, according to the charges - Delana Sanders - Attorney who was appointed to the panel after she and her husband, Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders, donated thousands to the judge's reelection campaign - Mike Hummel - Attorney who claimed he was removed from the panel after not donating the maximum amount to the judge's reelection campaign - Kelly Blevins - School liaison officer who supported the judge's opponent in the 2018 election What is she charged with? The specific charges are: - Coercion to participate in judicial campaign. - Retaliation for failure to support judicial campaign. - Facilities and time sheet falsification. - Retaliation against school employees. - Held meetings with her Guardian Ad Litem panel, guardians that a court appoints to watch after someone during a case, without inviting private attorneys who also represented individuals in the case. - Harassment and Retaliation Against Katherine Schulz - Inappropriate hiring and relationship with Mr. Penrose. - Hiring and appointing court staff not based on merit. - Failure to be candid and honest with the commission.

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