Judges removed from office for watching porn

Four judges have left office after an investigation into allegations that they watched pornographic material on judicial IT equipment in their offices.

District Judge Timothy Bowles, Immigration Judge Warren Grant, and Deputy District Judge and Recorder Peter Bullock were removed from office by the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice. 

The fourth judge, Recorder Andrew Maw, resigned before the conclusion of the disciplinary process, but was also found to have viewed inappropriate material.

The judges were not linked in any way.

The Judicial Conduct Investigations Office found that the material that was viewed did not include images of children or any other illegal content, but concluded that the activity was “an inexcusable misuse of their judicial IT accounts and wholly unacceptable conduct for a judicial office holder.”