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Kwame Kilpatrick: Former Detroit Mayor Gets Too Touchy Feely, Touches Wife's Breast During Prison Visit, Police Say

Kwame Kilpatrick: Former Detroit Mayor Gets Too Touchy Feely, Touches Wife's Breast During Prison Visit, Police Say
Kwame Kilpatrick (AP Photo, file)

DETROIT (CBS/AP) Keep your hands where I can see them!

Apparently that was too much to ask of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who allegedly tried to spend a little too much quality time with his wife during a prison visitation.

Corrections authorities have accused him of sexual misconduct after a guard claimed Kilpatrick touched his wife's breast during a visit July 4.

Carlita Kilpatrick was visiting her husband, who is being held at Oaks Correctional Facility on fraud and tax charges, during the holiday weekend when the alleged hanky-panky took place.

The visit started out routine but when a guard, watching on a video monitor, witnessed Kilpatrick touch his wife's breast the guard he sounded the innappropriate touching alarm.

Such contact is strictly prohibited and not taken lightly, Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan said.

According to Marlan, all prisoners are well-informed of the prison's policy, which allows embraces at the beginning and end of each visit, during visits inmate-visitor contact is limited to holding hands.

Apparently Kilpatrick needs a lesson in anatomy.

If found guilty of the sexual misconduct charge Kilpatrick could loose visiting privileges with his wife, and it could also affect his parole eligibility next year, according to The Detroit Free Press.

Kilpatrick's spokesman, Mike Paul, claimed the accusation was "ridiculous."

In May a judge sentenced Kilpatrick to up to five years in prison on a probation violation, stemming from his conviction for lying under oath about an affair with his chief of staff. He was charged in June with fraud and tax crimes under the allegations that he used money from the Civic Fund, a non-profit charity, for several personal expenses.


  • Naimah Jabali-Nash

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