The only thing missing would be if this guy was vegetarian, too! From the October 5, 2009 Daily Mail:
I don't think "mentor" is the verb that he wants.
A former judge is facing life in prison after being charged with sexually abusing male inmates in exchange for leniency.
Respected circuit judge Herman Thomas, who was once the Democratic Party’s choice to be the first black federal judge in south Alabama, is accused of bringing inmates to his office and spanking them with a paddle.
His trial for charges of sodomy, kidnapping, sex abuse, extortion, assault and ethics violations is set to begin today.
The 48-year-old insists he is innocent and claims he was trying to mentor the inmates.
And there is physical evidence as well!
Thomas’s defence lawyer Robert ‘Cowboy Bob’ Clark has branded the accusers ‘lying felons’ who are trying to wreck the career of ‘a prestigious member of the Bar for over 20 years.’
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a leading civil rights group, has defended Thomas and claims race is behind his prosecution.
Thomas and his attorney blame the charges on politicians who don't like him.
‘There is no doubt that people assisted these inmates in telling these lies on me,’ Thomas said in April....
Chief Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson said authorities began looking at Thomas after he changed a jail sentence in 2006 for his cousin, former Mobile County school commissioner David Thomas, even though the case was being handled by another judge.
Other cases that Thomas had taken over from other judges without their approval soon surfaced, she said.
Some inmates in those cases described being checked out of the jail for meetings with Thomas in his car or in his private office in the county courthouse.