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Judge Steps Away from Ex-UK Player's Case
By AP
LEXINGTON, KY - A Fayette Circuit judge has recused himself from sentencing former University of Kentucky basketball player Michael Porter in a sex abuse case.

Judge James Ishmael Jr. declined to give a reason Thursday for stepping down from the case. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that Judge Ernesto Scorsone has been assigned to sentence Porter. A new court date was not immediately set.

Porter was arrested May 15 after a Lexington police sting operation. Court documents indicate Porter and an underage girl met at church functions. Porter pleaded guilty to charges of third-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.


Published 11:16 AM, Friday Jul. 12, 2013
Updated 11:35 AM, Friday Jul. 12, 2013

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