Friday, September 4, 2009
Former Judge Herman Thomas Indicted on Sex, Ethics Charges
(MOBILE, Ala.)(AP) March 26 - Former Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman Thomas has bonded out of the Mobile County Metro Jail after he was arrested Friday afternoon.
Before his arrest, Thomas was indicted by a grand jury on 57 felony counts, accusing him of, among other things, sexually abusing Mobile County inmates in exchange for favors in his courtroom.
Thomas is charged with ethics violations, kidnapping, extortion, sexual abuse and sodomy. The indictment against him includes graphic details of alleged paddling and other sexual favors.
Eight victims are named in the indictment. All of the alleged victims are men. Some still remain in Metro Jail. FULL STORY