A federal administrative law judge is facing sexual assault charges in Livonia after prosecutors say he groped a woman at an office in the city.
The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office announced this afternoon that Judge Henry Perez, 74 of Novi will be arraigned Friday morning on three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, all misdemeanors. The prosecutor’s office said the complainant, a 33-year-old Pontiac woman, was working the evening Dec. 28, 2016 in the Social Security office at 19575 Victor Parkway in Livonia when Perez called her into his office.
Perez is a federal administrative law judge for the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. He is currently on leave from the position, according to the prosecutor’s office.
He is set to be arraigned at 11 a.m. in Livonia’s 16th District Court. If convicted, he faces up to two years in prison.
“These allegations are very troubling,” said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy in a statement. “This type of charged behavior will not be tolerated no matter your station in life.”