- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania judge accused of groping a woman who appeared in his courtroom has been suspended without pay while facing bribery, harassment and other charges.

The state Court of Judicial Discipline’s decision Monday on District Judge Jeffrey Scott Joy comes after a county judge removed him indefinitely from all court duties.

Joy’s lawyer tells the York Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1WC5Rce ) the decision is disappointing but not surprising. Lawyer Chris Ferro says they hope the discipline court reconsiders once the criminal matter is resolved.

State law allows the discipline court to suspended judges who are charged with felonies.

Prosecutors say the New Freedom, York County, judge offered to expunge a woman’s criminal record if she modeled lingerie for him. Joy was charged after a woman said he visited her apartment and groped her.

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Information from: The York Dispatch, https://www.yorkdispatch.com


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