Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has disbarred a former magisterial judge convicted of endangering a child's welfare and corruption of a minor.
The victim was the judge's 12 year old stepdaughter.
When her mother was away, she went into the judge's bedroom because she was "scared." He "rubbed her 'butt' and vaginal area on bare skin for about ten minutes."
The evidence at trial "included three secretly recorded telephone conversation between the Respondent and [the stepdaughter] wherein [he] apologized to [her] for inappropriate touching."
The judge had been on temporary suspension since March 2012.
Philly.com had this report on the trial. (Mike Frisch)