- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Three senior status judges will fill in for a judge suspended without pay for an inappropriate sexual affair.

Friday, West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Robin Davis recalled Judges John Henning, Thomas Steptoe and Thomas Keadle to serve in Jaymie Godwin Wilfong’s place.

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday to suspend Wilfong through December 2016 and make her pay $8,000 in prosecuting costs.

Wilfong had a two-year affair with William Travis Carter, then director of North Central Community Corrections in Elkins.

In August, the state Judicial Hearing Board recommended a censure, three-year suspension without pay, $20,000 fine and court costs. After a September appeal, Wilfong filed an Oct. 14 brief asking for mercy, arguing for only a public reprimand.

She’s been suspended from hearing cases involving the county prosecutor since May.


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