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Will County Judge Admits to On-the-Job Porn Viewing; Seeking Professional Help

Judge Joseph Polito says he watched porn on his courthouse computer before and after court sessions, even though he knew it violated county rules, published report says.

Will County Judge Joseph Polito says he watched pornography via his computer during work hours, and is now seeking help to stop his behavior, a story in the Chicago Sun-Times says.

Polito made the confession in documents he filed with the Illinois Courts Commission in the wake of a Sun-Times report four months ago that his computer had been used repeatedly to view porn sites. Charges have been filed against him by the Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board.

Polito admitted viewing pornography before and after court calls, and even though he was aware there was a county policy against viewing such materials on county computers, the story said.

Polito's attorney, in the documents filed with the commission, said Polito “has been treated by two licensed professionals on a regular basis and has participated in two separate support groups,” the story said.

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Sandy Meinke August 21, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Will County needs a total overhaul in all areas. But what do you expect, it is in the state of Illinois. It's all terrible. And forget about putting all the politicians in poshy prisons, put them in Stateville and then maybe they will behave themselves and do a better job and do legal fund raising.
KC August 21, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Here is an idea, if you hate IL so much. . . Move! What he did was wrong, but he is human. Not all judges in Illinois are bad. Remember the old saying, those who love in glass houses should not throw stones. He has issues he needs to deal with and should get help. Let's find something better to do to occupy our time than complaining.
Keithkefson August 21, 2012 at 03:34 AM
That's my judge
John Tips November 30, 2012 at 02:12 AM
He should resign! People working for us in our government should be held to a higher standard, especially judges! Our entire system of government is at fault here ,and only we as voters can rid ourselves of these cancers! Just look at Jessie Jackson Jr. I bet the constituents in his district are really happy now with their votes! Perhaps they can forgive Mel Reynolds for having sex with a minor and re-elect him too? WHEN will the people of this corrupt state wise up? Hopefully in our lifetime!
Tim November 30, 2012 at 05:04 AM
This puritanical nonsense is the only thing that is sad to read. OMG! PORN! HE IS TEH EBIL! Would any of you care this much if he was watching a violent movie? You live in a society that has a problem with sex, but is perfectly fine with scenes of people killing each other. Does anyone get 'shamed' for watching 'Die Hard'? Get over yourselves. Sex is a normal part of life, murder is not.

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