Judge Wade McCree releases statement on his racy photo

(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.

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