Wednesday, June 14, 2006


"Not Guilty," He Ejaculated . . .

A former Oklahoma judge has been accused of indecent exposure for allegedly using a "penis pump" while presiding at trials in open court.

Thompson served for more than two decades on the bench in eastern Oklahoma before his retirement in 2004 amid allegations he had exposed himself by using a sex toy during courtroom testimony. ...

Thompson's longtime court clerk testified in his preliminary hearing that she saw the judge use a device called a "penis pump" during several trials, including the murder trial of a man accused of shaking a toddler to death. ...

The article abounds with (presumably unintentional) humor. For example, the murder trial noted above is revealed to have "ended in a hung jury." The judge is described as one of the "most powerful men" in the county. And prosecutor Richard Smothermon said "it will be a relief to everybody to resolve this case."

If I had to guess about the outcome of the charge, I think the judge is going to beat it.
Thanks to Ed Brayton at Dispatches from the Culture Wars for this.

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