Federal Judge Samuel Kent: Sex Offender

Friday, August 29, 2008

Let's be honest about it. While he might be the first federal judge ever to be charged with federal sex crimes, he really does have that sex offender look, and I'm kind of surprised he wasn't in the news sooner:

U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent was indicted Thursday on charges of abusive sexual contact and attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a female employee, making him the first federal judge to be charged with federal sex crimes and the first in Texas indicted in recent history.

The federal criminal investigation was launched in November 2007 after Kent's former case manager, Cathy McBroom, complained that the judge physically touched her under her clothing twice and often made obscene suggestions during the six years she worked for him.

In the indictment, he is accused of making unwanted sexual contact "with an intent to abuse, humiliate, harass (and) degrade." [...] The judge faces an additional charge of attempted aggravated sexual abuse related to his alleged attempt during the March 2007 incident to force McBroom's mouth toward his groin.
Here's hoping he gets what he deserves.