DETROIT (Det Free Press) -- The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement Friday that it won't charge a woman, who Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade H. McCree alleged "was stalking and attempting to extort him."
"Our office routinely investigates allegations of conduct that could compromise the safety of a judge, the court personnel and the public," Maria Miller, a spokeswoman for the office, said in a statement. "Based upon our investigation it was determined that no criminal action would be taken against the woman. The entire matter is being referred to the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission."
This announcement comes a day after Fox 2 News reported that McCree allegedly carried on an affair with the plaintiff in a child support case. The woman, Geniene La'Shay Mott, claimed to the news station that she is pregnant with McCree's child and shared text messages allegedly sent to her from the judge.
A message seeking comment was left on Mott's voicemail.
Wayne County Circuit Court records show that in March Mott, who lives in Detroit, was denied a request for a personal protection order for Robert King Jr., who is the father of her 6-year-old daughter. The records say Mott had King arrested on a felony charge for failing to pay child support and that he had posted bond. The records indicate that she had a previous personal protection order against King, who lives in Clinton Township, but that she did not renew it.
A message seeking comment was left for King.
Wayne County Circuit Court records also show that McCree filed for divorce from his wife, LaVerne McCree, on Oct. 11, but the case was dismissed Nov. 28.
This is the second scandal involving the judge.
In October, McCree was reprimanded for sending a shirtless photograph of himself to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office employee. The Michigan Supreme Court accepted a recommendation from the Judicial Tenure Commission and publicly censured McCree, who was also criticized for not taking the matter seriously while being interviewed by Fox 2 News reporter Charlie LeDuff.
While being interviewed by LeDuff in April about the photograph, McCree said: "There's no shame in my game."
No one answered the phone in McCree's court Friday afternoon.
By Gina Damron and Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press staff writers