Will County Judge Acknowledges Porn Addiction in Plea to Keep Job

Thursday, Nov 29, 2012  |  Updated 11:08 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Judge Acknowledges Porn Addiction

AFP/Getty Images

advertisement

A Will County judge says he's battled a nearly life-long addiction to porn but said his viewing of the material never affected his job or any of his rulings.

Judge Joseph Polito spoke Thursday before the Illinois Courts Commission in an effort to keep his job.

Earlier this year, information surfaced that someone using Polito's computer login information had frequently viewed porn, sometimes in his court chambers.

Polito was reassigned from divorce court shortly after the Chicago Sun-Times' initial report, and the first investigation by the Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board was launched.

"This is a shameful and humbling experience," Polito told the commissioners, according to a follow-up Sun-Times report. "I acknowledge I did not uphold the high standards of conduct my position required."
 
The courts commission, which will issue a written ruling at a later date, could discipline him with anything from a reprimand to termination.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out