3 judges fired after being caught watching adult videosBy Mason White 6:20 PM March 17, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
Three judges in the United Kingdom, were fired from their positions after they were caught watching adult videos, the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office said.
However, the adult videos were not illegal content, a spokesperson said.
A panel concluded that the judges engaged in bad inexcusable use of official accounts, which is totally unacceptable for a judicial officer.
A fourth judge resigned before the official investigation concluded.
Immigration Judge Warren Grant, District Judge Timothy Bowles, and Deputy District Judge and Recorder Peter Bullock, were identified as the judges who have been fired.
The three judges were not linked to one another in any way.
A fourth judge, Recorder Andrew Maw, was also found to have been viewing inappropriate material through his judicial account, but he resigned before being fired.
“Three judges: 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.
“A fourth judge, Recorder Andrew Maw, was also found to have viewed similar inappropriate material via 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,” the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office said in a statement.