Judicial Conduct Commission temporarily removes NKY judge from bench amid allegations of misconduct

Kenton County Judge accused of misconduct temporarily barred from bench

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (FOX19) - The Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission has temporarily removed Kenton County Judge Dawn Gentry from the bench amid allegations of misconduct.

Further court hearings will reportedly determine if Gentry will be removed permanently. She will receive pay prior to that determination.

The decision was made at a meeting of the commission Friday in Louisville.

Gentry faces nine charges including having sex with coworkers in her office during work hours and making unwanted advances toward coworkers.

She is also accused of forcing a coworker to quit in order to make room for another, with whom the commission believes Gentry had a sexual relationship.

Other charges involve the judge forcing people to donate to her campaign and retaliation if they refused.

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Through her attorney, Gentry has denied each of the charges.

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