//Kentucky decide accused of retaliation, making an attempt threesomes with staffers and permitting consuming in courthouse

Kentucky decide accused of retaliation, making an attempt threesomes with staffers and permitting consuming in courthouse

A Kentucky decide has come below hearth for allegedly desecrating her place and courthouse after an nameless criticism accused her of favoritism, making sexual advances and different misconduct.

Republican Choose Daybreak Gentry, of the Kenton County Family Court, faces 9 misconduct-related charges for allegedly making inappropriate sexual advances, buying and selling jobs for donations to her marketing campaign, utilizing a authorized panel for marketing campaign work, retaliating in opposition to workers and attorneys, protecting false time sheets, and permitting guitars to be performed within the workplace and her workers to consume alcohol.

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Judge Dawn Gentry, of the Kenton County Family Court, faces nine misconduct-related charges stemming from an anonymous complaint in November.

Choose Daybreak Gentry, of the Kenton County Household Court docket, faces 9 misconduct-related expenses stemming from an nameless criticism in November.
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The Kentucky Judicial Conduct Fee filed the fees in opposition to Gentry following an investigation. The criticism was filed on Nov. 18 and a Discover of Formal Proceedings and Costs was launched on Dec. 4, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

One member of the panel, Katherine Schulz, reportedly give up after Gentry flirted together with her via Snapchat, and requested her if she would have intercourse with Gentry’s husband.

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Gentry additionally allegedly requested Schulz to affix group intercourse with Stephen Penrose, Gentry’s former church pastor and present case specialist. In line with Schulz, when she didn’t adjust to Gentry’s request, she started to really feel ostracized and ultimately resigned.

Lawyer Mike Hummel, who was additionally on the panel, mentioned Gentry dismissed him as a result of he did not donate sufficient cash to her reelection campaign. The decide additionally reportedly retaliated in opposition to Kelly Blevins, a faculty liaison officer who supported Gentry’s opponent throughout the 2018 election.

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“This isn’t just little bulls— that happens behind the scenes in every county,” Hummel informed the Enquirer. “This is someone abusing power to affect the lives of others.”

Gentry can also be accused of getting a sexual relationship with Penrose, which led to her hiring him. The 2 allegedly performed in a band collectively and likewise had sexual relations with Gentry’s secretary, Laura Aubrey, whereas at work.

The decide denied the allegations to the fee, together with having a sexual relationship with Penrose. Gentry additionally acknowledged appointing her “acquaintances” to a everlasting custody roster, however added “almost all attorneys who practice in this county” are her acquaintances.

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She was appointed to the bench by former Gov. Matt Bevin to fill a emptiness. She was reelected in 2018 to a four-year time period and makes round $136,900 a yr, in line with the information outlet.

Gentry faces a disciplinary listening to, however a date has not been set.

The Related Press contributed to this report.