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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:45 pm    Post subject: Could only happen in America! Reply with quote

A true story from Stateside; bizarre to the casual British observer but not at all funny for the hundreds of those that have stood in the dock of this judge's courtroom. Let's hope we have no "pumping judges" in the UK!

The austere and very functional courtroom of Creek County, Oklahoma, was, until last autumn, the strictly controlled domain of one Judge Donald Thompson. It sounds a strange place to conduct "self-stimulation", but jurors and witnesses claim they kept hearing a strange "whooshing noise", like "a bicycle pump" or maybe a "blood pressure cuff".

Distraction

During one trial, it was reported that Judge Thompson seemed "so distracted" that some jurors thought he was playing a hand-held video game or "tying fly-fishing lure"s behind the bench.

The explanation, investigators say, is even stranger than some may have even imagined: "The judge had a habit of masturbating with a penis pump under his robe during trials!"

Wave of appeals likely

The allegations about his bizarre behaviour have brought an embarrassing end to his otherwise "solid career" and shocked many of his colleagues. The case could also lead to a wave of appeals from defendants claiming that the judge was not paying attention while presiding over their cases.

Thompson, a 58-year-old married father of three grown children, has denied the allegations, and he said the "manhood enhancing pump" was just a "joke present" he received from a friend on his 50th birthday.

"We're certainly saddened by the thought that the prosecutor filed charges," said Clark Brewster, Thompson's attorney. "We thought all this was dealt with when he resigned. We didn't feel like anything that was alleged rose to the level of criminal charges."

The trials during which he allegedly used the pump included murder cases as well as a libel suit.

Oklahoma Attorney General, Drew Edmondson, who initiated the action to remove Thompson from the bench, said he would be surprised if the scandal did not lead to appeals. "I don't know if they will be successful. They will still have to show actual prejudice to the point that something was done in error," he said.

"Plastic tubing"

Oklahoma cops started building a case against Thompson after a police officer testified during a 2003 murder trial. From the witness stand, the officer saw a piece of plastic tubing "disappear under Thompson's robe". During a lunch break, officers took photographs of the pump under the desk.

Investigators later collected DNA samples from the court's carpets, Thompson's robes and the chair from behind the bench.

Thompson's court reporter, Lisa Foster, told authorities that she saw him use the pump at least 10 times during trials. She was initially afraid of reporting the perverse behaviour but later told police that she saw Thompson use the device almost daily during the August 2003 murder trial of Kevin Vomberg, a man accused of shaking a toddler to death. This particular case ended in a "hung jury". The vacuum whooshing sound could be heard on Foster's audiotape of the trial.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow ( and that noise was a sharp intake of breath)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:31 pm    Post subject: ? Reply with quote

I think it's time to move into the caves and prepare for the end!! Vomit
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AAh thats why theres 3 judges in a magistrates court they cant all be on the vinegar strokes at once. British justice thinks of everthing :butthead:
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