Federal Judge Samuel B. Kent, indicted in January for alleged sexual abuse of two court staff members, pleaded guilty to obstruction and resigned his lifetime post on Monday. He is the first federal judge ever indicted for alleged sexual crimes. The Texas judge faced trial on three counts of sexual abuse of two female employees, which carried a potential life prison term, two counts of sexual contact and a single count of obstruction of justice.
Federal Judge Pleads Guilty to Obstruction, Steps Down
The National Law Journal
February 23, 2009