Indictment: Ex-judge dismissed cases for sexual contact

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A former Arkansas judge accused of giving lighter sentences to defendants in exchange for nude photos and sexual acts has been indicted on federal fraud and bribery charges, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday.

Former Cross County District Court Judge Joseph Boeckmann resigned in May after an investigation into allegations of inappropriate sexual relationships with men accused of crimes dating back decades, to his time as a prosecutor. The 70-year-old Boeckmann allegedly had more than 4,600 photos of nude or semi-nude men.

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