||Jeffrey K. Day
||Orting Municipal Court
||Method of Resolution
||Censure & Disqualification
||From an agreed statement of facts, the Commission found that, in October 2004, Jeffrey K. Day, a former Orting Municipal Court judge and Pierce County District Court judge pro tem, had been convicted in Pierce County Superior Court of child molestation in the first degree (a Class A felony offense), the victim being an 11-year-old former legal client with whom he had maintained a mentoring relationship after concluding his legal representation. Former Judge Day acknowledged the conviction occurred, but maintains he is factually innocent. He voluntarily ceased to serve as a judge of Orting Municipal Court upon being charged with the offense, and formally resigned that position after his conviction; he has also been removed from consideration for service as a pro tem judge by the Pierce County court system. The Commission found that former Judge Day violated Canons 1 and 2(A) of the Code of Judicial Conduct, censured him and ordered him not to seek or hold any judicial office, or perform any judicial duties in the future, without first securing Commission approval. |
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