Hearing set on whether to temporarily remove Kentucky judge

December 19, 2019 GMT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge accused of misconduct could be temporarily removed from the bench while an inquiry proceeds.

The Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission will hold a public hearing Friday to determine whether to remove Kenton County Family Court Judge Dawn Gentry from the bench while it investigates allegations against her, The Kentucky Enquirer reported, citing formal proceeding documents.

The commission is investigating nine misconduct charges against Gentry, accusing her of using sex, campaign contributions and retaliation as tools in her judgeship. She has denied the allegations.

The hearing will he held at the Kentucky Court of Appeals in Frankfort.