3 judges will fill in for Judge Byron Williams amid investigation, report says

3 judges will fill in for Judge Byron Williams amid investigation, report says

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Three former judges will step out of retirement to temporarily to replace Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Byron Williams as investigators look into groping accusations against him.

According to our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune the three former judges will rotate the Section G bench.

Judge Dennis J. Waldron will oversee Section G from July 9 through Aug. 5. Retired Judge Calvin Johnson is set to take over Aug. 6 through Aug. 31. Retired Judge Jerome M. Winsberg presides Sept. 1 through Sept. 30, according to the orders signed by Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Greg Guidry, according to the report.

Williams took a leave of absence amid an investigation into allegations he inappropriately touched a courthouse employee and made inappropriate comments from the bench.

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