Former circuit judge Herman Thomas has denied abusing inmates
There is a trial set for former USA Circuit Judge Herman Thomas 48, of Mobile, Alabama for what could lead to him spending the rest of his life behind bars. Judge Thomas is being charged with sodomy and kidnapping , extortion, sex abuse and assault, against 15 current and former prisoners. The inmates stated that in exchange for these sexual acts he would grant them leniency.In 2007, Judge Herman Thomas resigned as a judge because there was allegations made against him then that he was "spanking" inmates with a paddle", in his private office at the County courthouse. Now in April of 2009, Judge Thomas was indicted on holding private meetings with inmates. Court records show where Judge Thomas had signed defendants out of the jail, for meetings in his car or his office, and this is where the allege abuse occurred. Judge Thomas attorney and other spokes people for him has stated the following reasons for the accusations that are being brought against him are the following. stated his lawyer Robert Clarkhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8290275.stm
- alleged victims are trying to ruin his career
- high-tech lynching, that is politically motivated
- they don't like uppity black folks
- NAACP, states that he is being prosecuted because of his race
Is Judge Thomas just facing a high-tech lynching or is Judge Thomas now just receiving the justice on the injustice that he has placed on men that he felt that did not deserve justice ?