Judge Sam Kent Indicted On Sex Charges (Begone, Mental Image, Begone!)
Being indicted "on charges of abusive sexual contact and aggravated sexual abuse" just doesn't sound good on the ol' resume.
Kent, a hot-tempered judge who ruled the Galveston courthouse like a private fiefdom, has been the focus of a long investigation into charges he had (perhaps drunkenly) manhandled a former case manager.
He becomes the first federal judge ever indicted on federal sex charges, the paper reported.
Kent was reprimanded a year ago by the judicial council of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
For attorneys who've had to grovel before Kent, or endure yet another tongue-lashing, it's got to be a day of schadenfreude. Not to mention it may make one day closer the time when Galveston gets a replacement judge to handle their docket.
-- Richard Connelly