Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Judge Henry Perez, 74, in connection with inappropriate contact with a 33-year-old Pontiac woman. Judge Perez is a Federal Administrative Law Judge for the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, currently on leave from his position. On December 28, 2016 approximately 7:00 a.m., the female complainant was working in the Social Security Office located in the 19500 block of Victor Parkway in Livonia when the defendant called her into his office. Once inside the office, it is alleged that the defendant had inappropriate sexual contact by touching the complainant's body against her will.
Judge Perez has been charged with three counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) Fourth Degree*. CSC Fourth Degree is a misdemeanor that carries a penalty of up to two years. He was arraigned on Friday, March 10, 2017 in 16th District Court in Livonia. His bond is: 3,000, 10%, no contact with the victim, no firearms, no contact with the Social Security Administration building. The probable cause hearing is on March 23, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. The preliminary examination is on March 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. The defendant is represented by attorney James Feinberg.
Prosecutor Worthy said, "These allegations are very troubling. This type of charged behavior will not be tolerated no matter your station in life."
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.