Just more terrific encouragement for survivors to trust the US justice system:
Joseph Boeckmann has resigned as a district judge in Cross County and agreed that he will never serve in public office again, the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission announced today.
Boeckmann has been under investigation for months for a broad series of allegations, including favorable treatment for young men defendants in court in return for sexual improprieties, particularly posing for suggestive photographs, sometimes nude and after paddling. He wrote checks to lawyers for the young men, had images on his computer and was accused of a variety of other misdealings in using his court for illict purposes.
David Sachar, executive director of the Commission, said it was the worst case of judicial misconduct the commission had seen because of serial abuse of his position over decades, beginning when he was a prosecutor.