Supporters of embattled Juvenile Court Judge hold town hall

Judge Tracie Hunter defends herself at a gathering Sunday
Judge Tracie Hunter defends herself at a gathering Sunday

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Supporters of embattled Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter held a town hall meeting Sunday evening to tell "the other side of the story" about allegations Hunter back-dated court documents.

Supporters like Bishop Bobby Hilton say County Prosecutor, Joe Deters  and others, are engaging in what they call an attempted political assassination so they say they're trying to set the record straight. Hilton says "In accusing her of back dating cases they call for special prosecutors."

Hilton says he questions the wisdom of appointing special prosecutors with such close ties to Joseph Deters. "Are these the former personal defense attorneys of Joe Deters and now being paid for by Hamilton County taxpayers as special prosecutors to attack this judge."

Hilton told the gathering that enough is enough. "We're not going to continue to sit back and watch what I believe is an attempted political assassination upon this judge."

In our commitment to balanced news FOX19 reached out to Hamilton county prosecutor Joe Deters but he declined to comment. FOX19 also reached out to county Public Defender, Ray Faller, who declined to go on camera, but he did tells that he's not looking for a fight with judge hunter and that he only took legal action against her to force her to deal with her backlog of cases. However, Hunter believes she is being persecuted.

"I have over 20 lawsuits pending against me, but I will dwell in the house of the lord forever. See they don't tell you the whole story. I'm not being sued because I'm incompetent, I know the law. I'm being sued for doing what I was sent there to do. The law says I have to rehabilitate children and to treat children and every time I try to treat them and rehabilitate them I get sued. I was sued because I told the paper they could not print the names of the children in the newspaper....they're little children."

Hunter claims she's doing the lord's work and compares her persecution to that endured by Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela.

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