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Judge Cleared of Sex Abuse

MOBILE, Ala. (WTVM) - A former Alabama judge is found not guilty on sex charges.

Former Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman Thomas was accused of paddling and sexually abusing 11 male inmates for sexual gratification. Some of the alleged victims testified they had sexual contact with Judge Thomas.

Defense attorneys say Thomas was a victim of lying criminals trying to manipulate the court system.

A judge in the case thew out 14 charges and found Thomas not guilty of 7 charges.

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