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Three British Judges Fired For Watching Adult Films On Court Computers

Three high-ranking British judges have been removed from their positions, after having been caught watching porn on court computers.

A statement released by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office noted that Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, the Lord Chief Justice, and Chris Grayling, the Lord Chancellor, had investigated allegations against the men.

The conclusion of those investigations was that there could be no reasonable excuse for the judges watching porn on the court’s computers and called the behavior of the judges in question, “wholly unacceptable.”

While the porn viewed was not illegal material and did not include pictures of children, it was reported to be of a somewhat “hardcore” nature.

The Judicial Conduct statement read the following.

“District Judge Timothy Bowles, Immigration Judge Warren Grant and Deputy District Judge and Recorder Peter Bullock have been removed from judicial office following an investigation into an allegation that they viewed pornographic material on judicial IT equipment in their offices.The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice were satisfied that the material did not include images of children or any other illegal content, but concluded that this was an inexcusable misuse of their judicial IT accounts and wholly unacceptable conduct for a judicial office holder.”

At the same time, a fourth judge, recorder Andrew Maw, who sat at Lincoln County Court, was also found to have viewed similar inappropriate material on his judicial IT account. “The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice would likewise have removed Recorder Maw had he not resigned before the conclusion of the disciplinary process,” said a spokesman.

Former Immigration Judge Warren Grant alleged he had been suffering from “severe and undiagnosed depression” at the time of the allegation,

“I do not wish to comment save to say that for some years before, and during, the period covered by the conduct which formed the subject of the complaint laid against me I was suffering from severe and undiagnosed depression. I request that the privacy of my family and myself be respected so that we are allowed to continue with our lives.”

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