Federal jurist tosses lawsuit against Wayne County Judge Wade McCree

Federal judge: McCree immune from lawsuits stemming from judicial actions

Published On: Jul 26 2013 06:15:06 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 26 2013 06:25:09 PM EDT
DETROIT -

A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit against a suspended Wayne County judge accused of violating a man's civil rights.

U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn on Friday dismissed the suit filed against Wade McCree and Geniene La'Shay Mott by Robert King.

King alleges McCree was having a sexual relationship with Mott while presiding over a child support case between her and King. King says the judge last summer ordered him to wear an electronic tether until he paid child support.

Cohn says McCree is immune from lawsuits stemming from judicial actions, but the federal jurist doesn't endorse conduct described in the complaint.

McCree has been reprimanded for sending a shirtless photo of himself to a court employee. The Michigan Supreme Court will decide if or how he should be punished.