Will County Judge May Have Watched Porn In Chambers

Judge Joseph C. Polito is the subject of an Illinois Judicial Inquiry board investigation

By Lindsay Smith
|  Friday, Jul 13, 2012  |  Updated 3:33 PM CDT
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Judge May Have Watched Porn in Chambers

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A Will County judge is under investigation for allegedly watching porn in his court chambers.

Judge Joseph C. Polito, 69, is the subject of an Illinois Judicial Inquiry board investigation for allegedly using the computer in his chambers to watch porn, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

The inquiry board filed a complaint Friday to the Illinois Courts Commission due to the "disrepute" the man's alleged actions could bring to the judicial office. The commission will hold hearings to determine if Polito is subject to any disciplinary action, including possible termination.

According to the complaint, Polito apparently sought out porn websites that were not blocked on his computer after first being blocked by a safeguard, the Sun-Times reports.

In April the Sun-Times published a story that gave specific details of the judge's computer history, which the paper obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

Following the news story, Polito was reassigned from divorce court and the first investigation by the Illinois Judicial Inquiry board was launched.

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