Judge Quits Amid Porn Scandal
Manhattan judge 'cleavage crazed'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2010 10:21 AM CDT
Officials have turned Gibbons' case over to the district attorney, sources say.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – A well-respected Manhattan criminal judge has abruptly resigned after investigators found pornography on his workplace computer, said law enforcement authorities. James Gibbons—who was already on paternity leave after fathering a child with a 31-year-old Legal Aid lawyer—spent 14 years as a prosecutor before being appointed to the bench in 2001. Investigators, who suspect the pornography may involve underage girls, have turned the matter over to the district attorney's office, sources tell the New York Post.

"There was a lot of porn on his computer—all young women," a detective told the New York Daily News. "Lots of crotch and cleavage shots." Gibbons, 47, gave no explanation for his resignation.