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Judge Blames Lifelong Porn Viewing Addiction in Hearing to Keep Job

Will County Judge Joseph Polito told the Illinois Courts Commission Thursday that his habit did not affect his job or any judicial ruling he made.

Will County Judge Joseph Polito admitted to a nearly lifelong addiction to porn Thursday when addressing the Illiniois Courts Commission in an effort to keep his judicial position.

Polito, of Joliet, is quoted in an online Chicago Sun-Times story as being shamed by the revelation that he was viewing pornography on his computer while at work, but that it did not affect his performance as a judge.

The addiction began when he was a child, Polito said, and he is now receiving professional help, attends a Sexuality Anonymous support group twice weekly and hasn’t used porn in more than a year, according to the story.

“I used pornography as a crutch to deal with my feelings of inadequacy,” he told the commission. “For 60 years this was an inner conflict — I was ashamed, I didn’t feel good about it and tried to stop. The only way I knew to address it was in a confession with a priest.”

A decision is the case will be issued at a future date, the story said.

Cedgar December 02, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Agrippina - good point. Lori Sparkles - you still haven't shown how he has no respect for women. Lisa S. - I completely agree.
Kk b December 03, 2012 at 04:42 AM
He is a family law judge - screwed up in my divorce case
Felipe Franchini January 07, 2013 at 11:50 PM
Lory thanks for the details, only the sick will agree he did no wrong, corruption is a common problem in illinois courts and legal system, some one needs to mention what he's boss thinks about this.
Felipe Franchini January 07, 2013 at 11:53 PM
Some oter Judge got busted before spanking the monkey while hearing a case. who knows if Polito was doing the same.
Susan Shoger February 03, 2013 at 07:35 AM
Is this a joke that he states it does not affect his rulings? He is judging people who are many times out of control yet cannot control himself? And he is indulging his addiction in the courthouse? It is not a matter of him respecting women. It is a matter of him respecting his position, the courthouse and his total inability or lack of restraint. Really does not matter, however. His punishment will be a lifelong salary when they ask him to resign and then he will have many hours and money to engage in that activity. OR-he will just continue on after the shit blows over.

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