Inquiry: Has Will County Judge been viewing porn while on the bench?

Today’s Chicago Sun-Times revealed that the bench computer assigned to Will County Judge Joseph Polito was repeatedly used to access porn web sites. According to the Sun-Times,

Among the 243 porn websites somebody using Polito’s county computer account attempted to access are chubbyparade.com, hugeheavybreasts.com, bigbras-club.com, portofdebauchery.com and teenagesextape.com.

Many of the websites have names that can’t be printed in a family newspaper. Several suggest an interest in masturbation and large breasted women. Others cover specialty interests including office sex and older women.

…The list covers a six-month period beginning in late 2010. It shows that someone using Polito’s county computer account attempted to view porn on five days in January and April last year.

Polito, who was appointed an associate judge in 2006 and has a computer on the bench of his third-floor courtroom, was assigned as a “floating judge” at the time, records show. He handled traffic, small claims and forfeiture hearings on the days his account was used to try to view porn.

…[Will County Chief] Judge Kinney disagrees that the alleged porn use had any effect on Polito’s work. The chief judge said there was “no evidence that there’s been any impact on [Polito’s] ability to serve the community as a member of the judiciary.”

In a vaguely worded statement he released with the other Will County Circuit Court Judges, Kinney added that “appropriate steps have been taken to address any underlying issues that led to this behavior.”

 

His Honor has a lot of explaining to do. Whoever was using a county computer to access porn deserves to lose his or her job, immediately. The public deserves a statement from Judge Polito, now, and not from his lawyer. Judges are expected to conform to a higher level of probity and professionalism than other public servants, and every day that Judge Polito remains on the bench without providing a response to these charges is an insult to his colleagues on the bench, the judicial system and the public.

5 thoughts on “Inquiry: Has Will County Judge been viewing porn while on the bench?

  1. Having had a long and involved family law case in front of Polito for years (he was on the family bench back in ’07 and ’08 and now again in ’12), I think he should simply step down. I heard today he got kicked down to the traffic bench. hmmm. What does that mean?
    So he is on the FAMILY LAW bench? REALLY?

    • Polito is the tip of the iceburg in the will county court house. Polito is a phony even when his porno site computer is off. The cabal of crooked, and/ or incompentent judges in will county includes, Polito, Baron ,Kinney,and Rickmon. Every time a judge witness inappropriate attorney conduct, (an every day occurance in Will County) and fails to report to the ardc, the judge is simply as dirty as the attorney. Will county court is a snake pit of corruption and racketeering

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