DETROIT (WWJ) - Metro Detroit’s infamous sexting judge has been suspended by the Michigan Supreme Court.
Wayne Circuit Judge Wade Harper McCree is suspended without pay, effective immediately, until further order.
“He was the judge who had ‘no shame in his game’ when he sent half-naked pictures to court employees. “He only received a censure then,” said WWJ Legal Analyst Charlie Langton. “But now he’s been disciplined for having a relationship with a woman whose boyfriend had a case in front of Judge McCree.”
Genine Le’Shay Mott, who reportedly came to McCree’s courtroom seeking child support, became pregnant — she said with the judge’s child. Text messages allegedly show him urging her to have an abortion, writing, “you’ll get whatever you want 4 it.”
Fox 2 News reporter Charlie LeDuff, who broke that story in December, told Langton records show McCree texted her from the bench, asking her to weigh in sentencing for the baby’s father.
In one text, McCree writes: “OK, The math will be based on his failures since being placed on probation, but if U’r right, the threat of jail will loosen his purse strings!” (Read more here).
McCree’s salary will be held in escrow pending the final resolution of disciplinary proceedings.
McCree is the son of the late Wade Hampton McCree, Jr., notable as the first African-American appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the second African-American Solicitor General in the history of the United States.