Judge Suspended Amid Claims Of Threesomes In Office, Strong-Arming Attorneys

Tom Gantert

Kenton County Judge Dawn Gentry is accused of having threesomes in her office and coercing support for her election.

Covington, KY – A Kentucky judge has been suspended with pay pending a hearing on numerous accusations of professional and personal misconduct, including having conducted a three-way affair with two employees in her family court office.

The Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission has accused 39-year-old Kenton County Judge Dawn Gentry of hiring her lover, former pastor Stephen Penrose, and then having sex with him and her secretary while the three were at work, National Public Radio reported.

Gentry, Penrose, and the judge’s secretary, Laura Aubrey, are also accused of regularly leaving the office together so that the family court office was unmanned.

The commission’s report said that Gentry let Penrose play his guitar and sing in his office, causing a disruption to other court employees during the workday, according to NPR.

Gentry, a family court judge for Kentucky’s 16th Judicial Circuit, was appointed to fill a vacant seat in 2016.

She was elected to serve four more years on the bench in 2018, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

Gentry is also accused of retaliating against attorneys serving on her seven-member Guardian Ad Litem panel who refused her sexual advances.

The attorney for Katherine Schulz, an attorney who claimed to have rejected Gentry’s advances, told the commission at a hearing on Jan. 3 that his client had feared retaliation if she didn’t welcome the judge’s advances and support her campaign, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

But Penrose’s wife, Brenna, who is confined to a wheelchair because of a stroke she suffered during childbirth, told the commission that Schulz had appeared to be a willing participant in the sexual shenanigans.

In fact, Brenna said that Schulz had tried to kiss her when Gentry was practicing with her band, South of Cincy, in the Penrose’s basement, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

“It’s not like I could get up and walk away,” the wheelchair bound woman complained.

When Gentry appeared before the commission on Jan. 3, she asked to continue working as a judge while her charges were reviewed, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

But the Judicial Conduct Commission banned the judge from the Kenton County Courthouse until after her hearing on April 20 in the Campbell County Courthouse.

In all, Gentry is charged with nine instances of judicial misconduct, including coercion to participate in judicial campaign, retaliation for failure to support judicial campaign, facilities and time sheet falsification, retaliation against school employees, failure to include private attorneys in meetings with her Guardian Ad Litem panel regarding their clients, harassment and retaliation against Schulz, inappropriate hiring and relationship with Penrose, hiring and appointing court staff not based on merit, and failure to be candid and honest with the commission, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

The Judicial Conduct Commission also alleged that Gentry falsified a time sheet for an employee, brought her children to work, and allowed one of her children to witness a confidential proceeding where her child recognized a child involved in the case.

The commission will review the charges filed against Gentry by the state at the April hearing, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

Gentry could lose her judgeship permanently if the charges against her are founded.

Comments (38)
Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Stupid bitch let the power go to her head and now she could (and should) lose her career over it!!

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Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Hires a former Pastor, then has a threesome with him and her secretary in her office? You can't make this stuff up!

GrumpyVet
GrumpyVet

Sounds like a liberal judge.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Talk about ending your career with a bang!!!

Marxest
Marxest

I'm not saying that she's innocent, but I wonder if some of these charges are legitimate, exaggerated or simply fabricated because she's a woman. I don't know her history and politics views and I never heard of her until today. Sometimes rivals and jealous people fabricate stories to cause trouble for people who do their jobs in ways that others don't like. We see that when police officers are falsely accused of acting improperly. I've only heard of male judges misbehaving like this, I'm not saying that women aren't capable of committing those sort of offenses. It'll be a new one if a female judge has abused her power in this way. We'll see what the investigation determines.

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

Hell.....i'd go down on her if she would let a make Reckless Driving charge go away. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 JUST KIDDING !! 🤣🤣 Lock her away in the prison broom closet. AND DON'T Leave any brooms. ! 😉 Dang....it's 3 a.m.. i gotta quit.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

She was appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin (R) on December 19, 2016.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

I’ve not heard of a soap opera or any talk show in recorded history that was any better than this. You have got to be kidding me! Really?

killer93
killer93

Judge is pretty hot, what did the secretary look like? Oh well, justice in America.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Way too much entitlement here. Fire her ass!👎

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

Is there video?

walkintall
walkintall

This sort of stuff KILLS me--

VicG
VicG

Here cum da judge, here cum da judge...

bmh
bmh

There are so many charges. You'd think some of them should be legitimate. And don't underestimate how ruthless females can be!

K9Lover1
K9Lover1

TWO WORDS: Jerry Springer!

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Hmmm.....seems like on a judges salary, you could afford a motel/hotel room!


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