Two New Orleans-area judges accused of sexual misconduct currently face a similar fate: they have been banned by the Louisiana Supreme Court, at least temporarily, from hearing cases.

One of the judges, Jeff Perilloux of St. John the Baptist Parish, stands accused in a criminal indictment of sexually assaulting three teenage girls, according to court documents and local news reports. The other, a criminal district judge in Orleans Parish named Byron C. Williams, is under investigation by a judicial commission based on complaints that he groped a court clerk and made inappropriate comments from the bench.

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