ARKANSAS: State Judge Resigns After Thousands Of Photos Reveal He Paddled Nude Male Defendants

Back in November I reported that an Arkansas judge had been accused of soliciting sex from male defendants. As it turns out, there’s much more to the story. NBC News reports:

An Arkansas judge accused of swapping sex for reduced sentences resigned Monday after a state commission said it discovered thousands of photographs from his computer that depicted nude male defendants.

In a letter to the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission, Cross County District Judge Joseph Boeckmann said that his resignation was effective immediately, and that he would never again seek a job as a local, county or state employee.

Boeckmann’s resignation came after the commission said in a May 5 letter to his lawyer that it was in the process of recovering as many as 4,500 photos.

“They all depict young men, many naked who are in various poses inside the judge’s home and outside in his yard,” the letter states, adding that many of the men had received checks from the judge and had appeared before him as defendants.

“There are numerous photos of naked young men bending over after an apparent paddling,” the letter reads. “Please accept this as notice to not destroy [or] otherwise dispose of this paddle.”

Back in February the judge claimed the photos were merely used to “to corroborate participation in community service.”

  • Tigernan Quinn

    But remember, bathroom perverts are where the national temperature is these days.

    • Latebrosus

      Yes, Mat Staver should be on this case RIGHT NOW!

    • Kelly Lape

      Bathroom laws aren’t about the fear of what others would do, these laws exist because in the heart of every GOP legislator lies a pervert that is waiting for his opportunity to molest the weak.

      GOP Legislators take the Golden Rule and reverse it… They know they’d go into the bathrooms and perv, so therefor so would everyone else.

  • KINK-ky!

  • sam

    wonderful way and hysterical story to start the day with…………
    Are the photo’s being released under the Freedom of information Act?

    • Homo Erectus

      Inquiring minds want to know.

      • HAAAAAAA

        No.Let’s protect this vile man’s victims.

        • Luke Owens

          Depends on what the perps did …

          • HAAAAAAA

            No this is not about them its about the vile man that has lost his job.

    • Cackalaquiano

      Not funny.

      • sam

        My last sentence was made as a JOKE…….
        Yikes, sometimes you just need a good laugh………Of course those persons pictures should remain anonymous. I just find it rather bizarre that the judge saved these photo’s on his computer.
        As another person said………..Rather Kinky of the Judge.

        • ColdCountry

          It’s not bizarre that he saved the pics on his computer, people do that stupid shit all the time. It amazes me, but then, a lot of people do. Is it a hold over from when you’re a teenager and think you’re invincible? “Sure, I’ll tweet you my dick pics, no one else will see them….”

  • Mark

    Some boys, they like candy, and others, they like to grind,
    I’ll settle for the back of your hand somewhere on my behind.
    Treat me like I’m a bad boy, even when I’m being good to you,
    I don’t want you to thank me, you can just spank me. Mmm.

    • Ginger Snap

      Love it. I used to do a quite lovely show to this song. I had leather studs on leashes and all. Ahhh the fond stage days if my youth.

  • Mister Don
  • DaddyRay

    This just sickens me, what a gross abuse of power and by a Judge

  • Reality.Bites

    He should really be facing criminal charges and do hard time for this. Assault, extortion, etc

    • Cackalaquiano

      Surely he will. He can’t just resign and go on to the next thing in his miserable life.

      • Richard Nixon did.

        • Marides48

          “I am not a crook!”

          • FDS

            No, he indeed wasn’t. He was more like a pathological liar and sad delusional little man.

        • Soren456

          But Nixon was pardoned.

          • IC

            Depends what kind of (how “important”) friends he has. Besides, these two examples have as much in common than Hillary’s benghazi and Hitler’s only testicle. Nixon abused power, not other people sexually.

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        • WLGTDWI

          Nixon wasn’t convicted for sexual abuse.

      • Gindy51

        Why not, he’s a republican isn’t he?

        • Cackalaquiano

          I couldn’t find a party affiliation -did I miss something? Being a judge, he may not have declared.

        • Jamie Brewer

          He can just play the Christian Card… that works every time.

          • Catalo Zi

            Not even half as well as the Holy Women Card. Go Hillierycrats! Its nearly alive!

    • Mark

      He’s in so much deep shit he will never be without a cell mate again.

      • David Walker

        Ergo, don’t dispose of the paddle.

    • clay

      In some US states he’d also be facing fraud as “theft of honest services” for robbing the community of good judgement– a form of criminalizing government corruption.

    • delk

      I think he did a hard time.

    • ChrisMorley

      The file is being sent to the criminal prosecutors

  • Ninja0980

    I hope prison is in this man’s future.
    He’s a predator who used his power against people who had no say, lock him up and throw away the key for good.

  • Mark

    hot young men. the best way to fall from grace….

    • Sporkfighter

      Assaulting them, not so much.

  • “Community service.”

    Words simply fail me, and that’s no small feat.

    • O/T: A certain book hasn’t gone astray in the post. It’s still waiting in my manana box..

      • LOL. I’ve still got a mailbox in front the house, so anytime.

    • RickCabral

      What are you talking about? He just wanted a little spanky-wanky.

    • Jerry

      Even without the sex, having defendants do community service at the judge’s own property would be corruption.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    It’s hard to believe that many *straight* young men would trade sex with that old fart in exchange for reduced parking fines.

  • Homo Erectus

    I wonder when Judge Roy Moore will be exposed. Anyone as fixated on man sex as he is must have some secrets to share.

    • Ginger Snap

      I see him as a rest stop whacker.

    • MichaelJ

      He’s a Bible-banger.

  • CanuckDon
    • Lane

      Came here to offer this. Glad to see it was already here.

  • Prion

    • Mark

      Is that a fly swatter? Oh come now – let’s lay some serious wood on that ass!

      • Ginger Snap

        Looks like a spatula.

        • studd55

          Good for getting your cookies off.

          • Ginger Snap

            Would you like me to warm your cookie?

    • Robert

      Isn’t that Caitlyn Jenner doling out that punishment?

      • BobSF_94117

        Looks a bit like Phyllis Schlafly.

        • Arrowhead74

          I saw Bevis.

    • jo gerardo

      Just woke up in a daze after seeing this pic. This pic is creepy great in so many ways. Thanks.

    • studd55

      Hii and Bill having it out over Monika?

  • olandp

    Where are the criminal charges? Coercion for sex sounds a lot like rape to me.

  • DirtyPierre

    He really took discipline seriously! The paddle of justice….

  • let me guess: he votes for republicans.

    • Six Pins Delores

      I am very interested about any political connections that animal has

    • Cackalaquiano

      …to protect family values

    • DaddyRay

      It won’t matter – Fox would just change the R to a D when they report the story

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Not sure about Arkansas, but I know in Ohio and some other states, judges are supposed to be non-partisan, although the parties will sometimes mail flyers that endorse certain judges along with their own candidates, so you can sometimes get an idea of their political leanings that way.

    • Hank

      I spent some time to Google him and could not find a party affiliation. We will just have to use our “imagination” as to how he likes to “paddle” in the voting booth! /s

    • ChrisMorley

      He was District Judge in Cross County, named for Confederate Colonel David C. Cross. The racial makeup of the county is 74.80% White, 23.70% Black or African American; less than 1% hispanic.
      I guess you are completely correct, again.

  • WIGuy

    shouldn’t he be facing criminal charges?

    • motordog

      That’s what I’m wondering about. All he has to do is resign (and he’s clearly near or even over retirement age anyway) and promise to never seek a government job again? That’s some bullshit right there.

    • studd55

      Too big to jail.

  • John B.

    No party affiliation mentioned; should we assume he was appointed, rather than elected?

    • Scott Wyant

      District court justices in Arkansas are elected to the position although they are usually nonpartisan office holders.

      • DaddyRay

        That being said looking at the election results for the past 2 Presidential elections they vote Republican

        36.2% Obama
        61.6% McCain

        34.1% Obama
        63.8% Romney

  • oikos

    The only question I have is whether he is a republican?

    • William

      What does his pastor say about this indiscretion?

      • PeterC

        His crime was dismissed too.

      • studd55

        He said he is happy he had so much fun and delighted he won’t be held accountable.

        Well other than by his lord.

    • motordog

      Hmm…while I can’t definitively confirm this, let us look at what we know; an elderly, white, male elected (appointed?) official from a southern state, clearly deeply closeted and corrupt…I know where the safe money would go in a bet.

      • Sporkfighter

        You think his life would have been better if he’d been able to hit the gay bars with a friend in his twenties, settle down with a couple or a few boyfriends over the course of his life, perhaps marry one in a society that didn’t concern itself with the private behavior of consenting adults?

        I think repressive culture makes many a pervert out of potentially good people.

        • motordog

          You live in a toxic environment, you get poisoned.

        • studd55

          Churches are the pervert makers.

  • Gigi

    How could someone smart enough to become a judge not know that this type of behavior would one day be found out?

    • DaddyRay

      You have to ask that she when we have have examples like Roy Moore

    • Stev84

      You don’t really have to be that smart. Just very good at memorizing stuff

    • ColdCountry

      How do high profile people think no one will find out they’re emailing dick pics to their secretaries? As Han Solo said, “Women always figure out the truth. ALWAYS.” And it’s not just women who do, either. There are no secrets in the digital age.

    • studd55

      When you’re above the law, you know you might be found out, but also know that there would be no consequences or accountability.

      And there won’t be. He quit and that’s the end of it.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Many of them were receiving checks from the judge?! So, it turned into some kind of weird kink prostitution ring?

    • clay

      Before or after? was it a sting?

      As proof of community service? Only a politician believes he should be paid for “community service”.

      • That_Looks_Delicious

        I think he was paying them, which makes me think it might have been blackmail or hush money.

    • BobSF_94117

      Prostitution or extortion?

  • Marides48

    In the words of Larry Craig, “I am not GAY!”

  • JustSayin’

    I wonder if he ran as a dem or republican and how he publicly reacted to obergerfel

  • BobSF_94117

    Amazing what one can get away with in a deeply homophobic environment.

  • JT

    Judge Joseph Boeckmann: I’m just trying to give those naughty boys a little discipline.

  • motordog

    No doubt…if this guy was raised Catholic, he’d be a priest by now.

    • studd55

      Ready made for his next career.

  • BobSF_94117

    “Please accept this as notice to not destroy [or] otherwise dispose of this paddle.”

    I hate when I get mail like that.

    • Snarky

      “Ignore previous paddle.”

  • j.martindale

    Can’t believe this didn’t open him up to lots of blackmail.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Blackmail may be what those mysterious checks were about.

    • studd55

      He was sending checks to some of the victims.

  • Charles Raymond Miller

    …and to think this happened in the Buybull Belt.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    OH! And it turns out that there’s a racial and sexual (gender) component to this story as well! Some other papers are reporting that the judge only offered the reduced sentences in exchange for photos to white male defendants while at the same time handing down harsher sentences to female defendants than male defendants. This could open up every case he’s tried for the last 30 years to appeal. That county is screwed!

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I see multiple class action law suits.

    • ColdCountry

      I’m sorry the taxpayers will have to shoulder the burden, but I hope you’re right! Miserable (in so many ways) prick.

    • Bob Right

      Wow. Disgusting. Yet this sarcastic reader wonders when “facial recognition” by the big “F” will be supplemented with ass-recognition….

    • ChrisMorley

      It’s a subclass of white males he was perving after, young ones, Reluctant Young Straight ‘twinks’.

  • John P.

    I want to see the pics, or it didn’t happen!

    • Robert

      LOL… I thought the same thing.

      • JulieBL

        No need to victimize his victims again…

  • MSW

    Ever notice that the most homophobic states have the most twisted homos?

    • Stev84

      Yeah, it’s always red states where shit like this happens

    • ColdCountry

      And the most homophobic states are the most conservatively religious?

    • Grimes

      There must be a correlation between being repressed by your religion and twisted [email protected] like this guy

    • Jerry

      The most conservative states also have the highest porn usage…highest per capita is Utah.

  • KarenAtFOH

    My partner was once told, “You’re in the south now, honey.”

  • Robert

    So he’s likely headed to jail where he will have many wonderful man on man experiences.. Probably not the one in control anymore, but nonetheless.

  • Texndoc

    LOL, What a courthouse. I’ve seen nicer storage unit facilities.
    Remember Blanche Deveraux’s judge fantasy on The Golden Girls with a ‘Convict Party’ : “I sentence you to two hours we me on the lanai!” This guy was living her dream.

  • bkmn

    This guy deserves to be locked up.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I just can’t believe that he didn’t have help covering this shit up.

  • mikey5432

    something strange about the south

    • motordog

      It’s the conservative repression. It punishes those with healthy psyches and allows true deviants to hide (and operate) in the shadows.

    • ColdCountry

      It’s all that “Southern Hospitality.” Up North here, if someone doesn’t like you, you know it. No hiding behind fake smiles.

      • Ginger Snap

        Especially in New England. Welcome to NH and enjoy your visit then leave is an UN spoken attitude here. I don’t hold that attitude though.

        • ColdCountry

          Yup. Maine here, Vacation Land. Leave your money and go away. Well, a lot of people are friendly, but it’s a genuinely friendly, if they are, not a manufactured one, and tends to be restrained.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    But remember kids, it’s transgender women and those nasty gay men who are the perverts. /s

  • Brian in Valdosta


    I had to have TWO separate conversations with my mother this weekend about HOW and WHY these ridiculously moronic anti-transgender bills (the so-called
    bathroom bills) are nothing but pure hate, bigotry, and the worst kind of fictitious demonizing. My mother is pro-LGBT and has never had a problem with gay men or transgendered individuals (she has known a couple transgendered individuals, so it’s actual acceptance based on reality not just theory), although she has admitted that sometimes lesbians make her uncomfortable (she hasn’t known any, so I think that’s why). Anyway, I had to have these educational conversations with someone about what is clearly a NON-TOPIC (i.e. the bathroom) when YET AGAIN some white overstuffed ACTUAL PERV in a position of power is preying on real people in real courtrooms.

    So, my question is: where are the laws to prevent white middle-aged men from dressing up as judges and preying on people?

  • I_B_ME

    spare the rod, and slick the stick…OPPS did I get that wrong.. Darn

  • Hue-Man

    Brought to mind this sickening story:

    “In 2004, David Ramsay was sentenced to seven years in prison after
    being convicted of breach of trust, buying sex from minors, and sexual
    assault causing bodily harm.

    All of his victims were aboriginal girls, some as young as 12; many
    had appeared before him as defendants when he was a provincial court
    judge in Prince George [British Columbia].”

  • D. J.

    He didn’t agree to not run for federal office.

    • I_B_ME

      he can still run for Donald’s VP

  • Christopher Smith

    This while the ‘Justice Department’ forces the closure of with a big, splashy public bust.
    Etc. Ad infinitum.

    • ColdCountry

      But the DoJ is also closing down NC. Progress is not always as quick as we’d like, but we are moving in the right direction.

      • Christopher Smith

        Publicly financed ‘morals crusades’ and homophobia are not ‘progress.’

        • ColdCountry

          No, they aren’t. But progress IS being made. What’s your point? None of the good things matter because there are still bad things happening?

          • Christopher Smith

            What’s your point, other than attempting in your inept way to pick yet another fight? We have clashed before, to your great disadvantage. Run along now and find someone else to troll.

          • ColdCountry

            Me? I’m not the one trying to pick a fight. There are points of view other than yours, and some are just as valid. I’m afraid you didn’t make enough of an impression for me to remember you, so I guess I wasn’t all that disadvantaged, but as you clearly don’t wish to hear any view that differs from your own, I’ll go elsewhere.

          • Christopher Smith

            ‘Other points of view’ on every subject known to man, very few of which are or were relevant to this discussion. I’m sorry your memory is so challenged that you can’t recall even the recent past, but delighted you have gone elsewhere.

          • ColdCountry

            I try not to clutter my memory with insignificant garbage.

          • Christopher Smith

            And I try not to respond to trolls unless they deliberately provoke me.

          • ColdCountry

            I guess you aren’t too successful then, as I wasn’t trying to provoke.

          • Christopher Smith

            Your attempts at denial and deflection are worthy of Republicans.

          • ColdCountry

            Lol! Bless your heart.

          • Christopher Smith

            LOL! You were ‘going elsewhere’ three comments ago, weren’t you, sugar?

          • ColdCountry

            But you’re so cute when you get all superior! Alas, I do have to “go elsewhere,” at least for a while. Have a lovely day!

          • Christopher Smith

            And you’re adorable when you try to talk to grownups! Have a lovely life ELSEWHERE!

          • ColdCountry

            Oh, no, no, no. I only went to work for a while; I’m not leaving this blog.

            Ya know, with your way with words, and reactions to people with differing opinions, you could work for Bryan Fischer, or one of that ilk.

          • Christopher Smith

            So you really want to continue these unpleasantries ad infinitum, infant? Such utter childishness fits perfectly with your ignorance and your denial of your own actions; as I said before, you’re a born Rethug.

          • ColdCountry

            *nodnodnod* The personal attacks. How adult. And it would be rude to ignore a comment you address to me, wouldn’t it?

          • Christopher Smith

            *nodnodnod* From the ‘lady’ (term used loosely) who began the personal attacks and insists on continuing them to the point of stultification, that’s hilarious. For a self-professed old person, your petty vindictiveness is astonishing. What on earth do you get out of internet trolling for fights, anyway? Please don’t answer that question. LOL

          • ColdCountry


          • Reality.Bites

            Cute how the one with the locked profile accuses others of trolling. Fuck off.

          • Christopher Smith

            What a charming, reasoned, intelligent response. Drop dead.

  • DaveMiller135

    This is not suave.

  • Robert Adams

    And they are worried about bathrooms?? WOW!

  • Natty Enquirer

    “Permission to bend over the bench?”

    • studd55

      The lady interviewed said she thought he was on the wrong side of the bench.

  • Marti386

    Is this guy a republican? Anyone know for sure? I can’t find ANY articles that give his party affiliation, and I think that’s on purpose.

    • Reality.Bites

      As a judge in Arkansas, it’s a pretty good bet he’s Republican.

      • studd55

        Democrats are Republicans in Arkansas. Probably appointed by Bill Clinton.

  • I’m supposed to take this seriously, right? I’m not supposed to find this judge and his idea of “community service” really funny? It’s wrong to be imagining some hilarious “based on a true story” film starring Brendan Gleeson (or maybe Brian Cox) as the judge plus an army of nearly-naked actors with 6-packs?


    Years ago, a judge in Gage Co., NE (who was actually quite handsome) was caught checking young male inmates out of the county jail for weekend supervised visits in the his home. His Honor’s library card was subsequently revoked

  • The_Wretched

    As a kinky person, this judges abuse of consent and the rights of the defendants is simply incredible. And there is no freaking way he wasn’t getting off on the violations and paddlings. This isn’t emotionally different from rape and he needs to be prosecuted.

  • Ben in Oakland

    The real question is, do we have a Larry Craig, a Jerry Sandusky, a Ted Haggard, an Eddie Long, or a Dennis hastert here?

    In other words, do we have once again a man who defines himself as heterosexual, is married to a woman, presents himself as heterosexual to the world, is seen by the world as heterosexual in terms of his interests and experiences? Bonus points if, like every one of these perverts, is he a conservative religious person who champions “family values”, by attacking innocent gay people who are not predators, who do not hide their lives, but live out in their communities as gay people, with honor and integrity, as just about every single gay person I have ever known, including myself, my husband, and that vast majority of our friends?

    The man is a predator, a sexual abuser, a potential rapist, and fairly sick on a lot of levels. Those of us who choose to live our lives openly, honestly, authentically, as we are made, are tarred with the same brush that is rightfully used on people like him. Some of those who use that brush are simply antigay. Many, I am increasingly convinced, are homo-hating homosexuals of the worst sort, attempting to exorcise their demons under the pretext of exorcising the demons which I certainly don’t have.

    Roman Catholic priest have been doing this for centuries. The Boy Scouts, who until recently banned gay people from participating, and preferred all scout masters to be certifiably heterosexual, had an aBuse problem stretching back for decades, but which they preferred to blame on innocent gay people.

    The saddest part is– next to all of those abused kids– is that people too intellectually and morally lazy, if not bankrupt, refuse to recognize the difference between these predators and the average out and proud gay man, as horrified of this kind of sickness as any moral person would be. And worse are the politicians, preachers, and judges who know the truth, but prefer to exploit and ancient and vicious prejudice for power, money, and dominion.

    • Kruhn

      This is a very well thought out and written comment!

      • Ben in Oakland

        Thanks. I do my best. And I have been in this fight for a long time.

    • ChrisMorley

      Notice that none of the white female defendants before him received his special community sentences.
      Nor did anyone who was not is a white ‘twink’, nor black or of another ethnic minority.

      • Ben in Oakland

        pervs never surprise me by being perverted.

  • jo gerardo

    When I was a kid, this was the fantasy in most of my dreams. I was an Indian chief with a captured cavalry bugler as my concubine, Dr Frankenstein with a new and lustily imagined Igor. What role he’ll play in prison will be determined by the imagination of the warden.

    • studd55

      What no paddle and picking up beer cans?

  • Octavio

    I almost choked to death because this item made me laugh so hard. Great photo.

  • bob

    This has the makings of a great porno movie ! Where’s the pics? lol

    • ChrisMorley

      The fat old white judge with a paddle just doesn’t work for me.

  • justmeeeee

    Who reported?

    • ChrisMorley

      There were 4,500 photos of reluctant young men™ and some felt exploited.

  • DrRobY

    Notice the reporting: “and even had child porn on his computer. But that’s not all.” Then they describe him taking photos of defendants. No further comments about kiddie porn, rather his gay side is what disturbs the people.

    • The_Wretched

      I’m most bothered by his consent violations. I agree their dwelling on ‘teh gay’ is a problem and they need to be educated on point.

  • ZhyKitty

    “Cause I don’t like a big softie,
    I like someone mean and bossy!

    …..hanky panky, nothin like a good spankie!”

  • studd55

    Why can’t these hillbilly’s keep this behavior in their Churches where it belongs and is a respected longtime tradition?

  • “Corroborate participation in community service”? So that’s what they’re calling a spanking fetish which also (bonus!) included gross abuse of power? Good riddance.

  • studd55

    Let’s move on.

    He’s already prayed to the Invisible Sky Daddy, been forgiven, and all is now well.

  • peterparker

    Hopefully, he’ll start a tumblr page using the photographs of all the men older than the age of consent.

    I kid! I kid!

  • Jim

    Child porn on his computer? Why hasn’t he been arrested?

    • houstonray

      From what I’ve read, he was very careful, they are “young men” but by that it’s 21, 22, 23….etc.

  • JCF
  • Dan Robinson

    Community service includes running around naked with the judge, getting photographed and paddled?

  • caphillprof

    Is the pursuit of masculinity and the fear of homosexuality so strong that “thousands of young men” would not talk about being disrobed and spanked?

  • Jeremy Grigorovich

    This Judge was doing the community a great service! Too much space is taken up in our jails by minor offenders that would learn more from a good hard bare bottomed spanking.