HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A magisterial district judge in Harrisburg accused of having pressured police at the scene of her son’s arrest at a traffic stop now faces ethics charges.

The filing Monday by the Judicial Conduct Board seeks to have District Judge Sonya McKnight suspended without pay.

READ MORE: Elderly Couple Navigates Vehicle Onto Railroad Tracks On West Carson Street

McKnight was charged in December by the attorney general’s office with using her status as a judge to interfere with the arrest of her son in February 2020.

The 54-year-old McKnight is due in court Feb. 19 for a preliminary hearing in the criminal case.

READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 47.8% Of Pennsylvanians Age 18 Or Above Fully Vaccinated, 2,210 New Coronavirus Cases

She’s accused of evidence tampering, obstruction and official oppression.

A message seeking comment was left with her attorney.

MORE NEWS: Pa. State Police Ask For Help Locating Runaway Teen Angel Komlosky

(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)