Arkansas judge who 'traded sexual favours' in return for lighter sentences indicted
A former Arkansas judge accused of giving lighter sentences to male defendants in exchange for nude photos and sexual acts has been indicted on federal fraud and bribery charges.
Joseph Boeckmann resigned in May after dozens of men claimed he paid them to allow him to spank them with a paddle and to take photos of the red skin.
Mr Boeckmann, 70, has previously denied the allegations through his lawyer.
According to a federal indictment, he now faces 21 separate charges.
They include eight counts of wire fraud, two counts of witness tampering, one count of federal programme bribery and 10... read more
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