Video: U.S. judge caught sexting to married court bailiff
A U.S.court judge caught sending semi-nude images of himself to a married court bailiff admitted sending similar images to other women. Wade McCree, on Detroit's 3rd Circuit, said, when a reporter showed him the photo, "I've got no shame in my game."
According to Fox 2
, the bailiff's husband was upset after he found a photo of a nearly nude man on his wife's cellphone. The woman told him the photo came from her boss. When Fox 2's Charlie LeDuff showed the photo to McCree, he, according to Fox 2
, "seemed quite proud of it."
The video shows McCree, a specialist in sex misconduct cases on Detroit's 3rd Circuit, responding to Fox 2's inquiry: "Hot dog, yep that's me. I've got no shame in my game. I ain't talking to nobody else's wife. You can almost get that here and now. I've sent that out to other women. There's nothing nude about it. I'm in no more clothes than I'll be at the Wye this afternoon when I swim my mile."
notes what appears the judge's hypocrisy when he appeared on the channel's "Let It Rip" show preaching about self-respect. But the judge's loud bragging about his indiscretion has upset the court bailiff's husband. The bailiff's spouse said: "It's totally inappropriate. It says a lot that he's flawed. He's not what he appears to be, at least not to the general public because he has access to kids, he has access to different charitable functions.He's been looked upon as some great figure but, as you can see according to the picture, you see what he's really all about. What kind of man would send this to a married woman, knowing he's a married man himself?"
spoke to legal analyst Charlie Langton, who said McCree would probably lose his job. He said: "If you take your cell phone and you send naked pictures to people that's called sexting. High school kids do it these days, I wasn't aware that judges do it too. I mean it's borderline criminal... and weird."
reports McCree's case is similar to former congressman Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal
. Weiner was forced to quit after it was revealed that he had been sending lewd photographs to a 21-year-old woman over Twitter. Weiner at first denied the accusation but he finally admitted.
reports that the bailiff's husband has said he is filing a complaint with the prosecutor and Judicial Tenure Commission.