Former U.S. District Judge Samuel B. Kent was sentenced Monday to 33 months in prison after pleading guilty earlier to one count of obstruction of justice. Kent, a former judge in Galveston, Texas, is the first federal judge in history to be indicted for alleged sexual crimes. The sentencing hearing included testimony from two former courthouse employees who alleged Kent had assaulted them, one of whom told the sentencing judge that she "will forever be scarred" by what happened to her.
Former Federal Judge Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison
May 12, 2009