A Wayne County, Michigan Circuit Court judge is on administrative leave following a report that he impregnated a woman who was a plaintiff in a child-support case before him, and allowed her to help choose the sentence he would impose on her ex-husband.
WJBK Fox-TV2 in Detroit reported that Judge Wade McCree Jr. carried on a lengthy affair with Geniene La’Shay Mott, who sued her ex-husband for child support, after the case was concluded.
“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,” Mott told WJBK-TV.
McCree, who specialized in sex misconduct cases, made headlines in April for “sexting” a shirtless photo of himself to a female co-worker. When WJBK-TV confronted him with the picture then, he replied, “Hot dog! Yup, that’s me.” (RELATED: Detroit judge sexts nearly nude picture to court bailiff, says “I’ve got no shame in my game”)
Mott said Thursday that she is pregnant and McCree is the father. She also claimed she and the judge “have sex in his chambers very often. … On his desk, in the chair, the couch, you name it.”
She showed WJBK-TV hundreds of text messages the two exchanged, including one in which the judge seemed to acknowledge the ethical line he was crossing.
“My Judicial Tenure Commission has me nervous, as you might expect,” McCree wrote in one. “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.”
“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.”
According to the Detroit TV news report, Mott had a check McCree wrote from his dead mother’s estate to help her pay for a house for the two to share. She also had text messages in which McCree plotted with her on the sentence he would later impose on her ex-husband for failing to pay child support.
“OK, SO LET’S GO WITH WHAT YOU PROPOSED… GO 2 JAIL (150 DAYS), RELEASE UPON PAYMENT OF $1,500,” the text message read.
“OR, GET A TETHER & BRING BACK W/N 30 DAYS $2500 OR SERVE 9 MONTHS! BONUS: PAY W/N 30 DAYS, REMOVE TETHER. NOW BACK 2 US… WHAT ARE WE DOIN AFTER COURT THURSDAY???”
Mott said that after the sentencing, she went back to McCree’s judicial chambers and had sex with him.
The relationship reportedly came to light after Mott told McCree she was pregnant.
The judge had filed for divorce from his wife on Oct. 11, but she found out about the baby — and reportedly wouldn’t grant the divorce unless Mott aborted her pregnancy.
When Mott refused, WJBK-TV reports, McCree got cold feet. His divorce case was dismissed Nov. 28. Then he reported to the Wayne County, Mich. prosecutor that Mott was stalking and extorting him.
WJBK-TV reporter Charlie Duff showed the text messages to Mott’s ex-husband, Robert King.
“He’s basically listening to her to set me up, I mean a set up,” King said. “I can’t believe this, man. This is my life right here. They’re playing with my life.”
“And she’s pregnant? Wow. What, he’s going to be put on child support? Wow.”