Judge Donald Thompson of Bristow, Oklahoma, stepped down rather than face a state judicial review board on charges that he masturbated using a penis pump during trials. Currently charged with about a million counts of indecent exposure, the former judge is enduring testimony so humiliating that I, personally, would rather plead guilty than have that stuff said about me in public.
(The court reporter) said throughout the two years from 2001 to 2003 she began to mark her steno notes when she heard the operation of the pump.
Jurors and reporters also listened to about three hours of audiotapes of trials conducted by Thompson and heard the alleged audible sounds of the pump in operation during the jury trials.
The judge used the pump so much that his penis, according to witnesses who saw it fairly regularly, went from being flesh-colored to looking "raw" and, finally, purplish. A urologist testified that that's what happens to penises subjected to constant penis pumping.
According to witnesses, the judge also occaisionally shaved his scrotum during testimony.