(WXYZ) - Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Wade McCree has released a statement responding to the controversy over a sexy photograph of himself that was found on a woman's cell phone by her husband.
The statement reads as follows:
Clearly, I made an extremely serious error in judgment. I am embarrassed and truly sorry for my actions, which have hurt and caused great pain to my family.
I apologize to my family, my professional associates, my friends and the citizens of Wayne County.
I ask for forgiveness from all those I have disappointed and hurt as a result of my very serious mistake. I also ask for your prayers as my family and I work through this issue on a personal and professional level.
The controversy exploded earlier this week when the woman's husband came forward saying he was considering filing a complaint with the Judicial Tenure Commission.
At the time 7 Action News spoke with a friend of Judge McCree who said the photo was taken two years ago and was then texted to several courthouse employees.
A spokesperson for the Judicial Tenure Commission said that until the commission issues formal charges, they never reveal if a complaint has been filed against a judge.