Kwame Kilpatrick Charged for Touching His Wife's Breast

October 5, 2015

Just one kiss is all that's allowed in the prison visiting room, but for Kwame Kilpatrick that wasn't enough. The former mayor of Detroit was charged with sexual misconduct after touching his wife's breast during a July 4 visit, according to a report released by the Michigan Bureau of Prisons.

The report states that a correctional officer observed via a prison video feed Kilpatrick touch his wife, Carlita Kilpatrick, on her breast with his right hand in the prison visiting room at Oaks Correctional Facility in Manistee.

Kilpatrick currently is serving a maximum five-year sentence in Michigan for violating probation in a 2008 case against him. That case involved two felony counts of obstruction of justice stemming from Kilpatrick's efforts to cover up an extramarital affair. He also pleaded no contest to charges of assaulting a police officer attempting to serve a subpoena on one of his friends in that case.

On Tuesday, the former mayor was arraigned in federal court on 19 counts of felony fraud and tax charges. He is accused of using the Kilpatrick Civic Fund — a tax-exempt fund meant to pay for voter education — to make cash payments to himself, his family and friends.