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Top judge arrested on rape charges 'after victim secretly filmed him carrying out attack'
Daily Mail ^ | 7/26/11 | Paul Thompson

Posted on 07/26/2011 6:01:07 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

A senior judge has been arrested on rape charges after his alleged victim secretly filmed him carrying out the attack.

Judge Albert Murdoch was also allegedly caught on the hidden tape boasting that he was above the law and would use his police contacts to make any charges go away.

His arrest has led to authorities in New Mexico to look into many of the cases he presided over during a 25-year career.

Murdoch, a 59-year-old criminal judge for the Second Judicial District Court in Bernalillo County in Albuquerque, was arrested on rape charges based on the hidden tape.

Police said a prostitute hired on at least eight occasions by Murdoch set up the camera when she visited his home

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: murdoch; newmexico; prostitution; rape
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'Anytime, anybody, it doesn't matter whether it's a prostitute or if it was anybody whatsoever. If somebody says something is unwanted at that moment, that behaviour and those actions need to stop,' said Albuquerque Police Deputy Chief Paul Feist.

The judge is corrupt and should be removed from the bench. Period.

But a hooker filing rape charges?

"She had previously claimed she had been forced to take part in sex acts against her will and wanted to gather evidence."

Hmmmmm.

1 posted on 07/26/2011 6:01:10 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Prostitutes are by far the most frequent victims of rape. Sorry to pop your infantile fantasy bubble. When you are older you will understand.
2 posted on 07/26/2011 6:04:09 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Good for her!

Take out the judicial trash.


3 posted on 07/26/2011 6:04:19 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.. VOTE out the RATS!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Prima Facia I would believe the whore first.

I leave it up to you to decide whom I believe.


4 posted on 07/26/2011 6:07:41 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President. Alea iacta est!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Sounds like the Girl who Played with Fire.


5 posted on 07/26/2011 6:09:38 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Mikey_1962

LOL!

I agree with you.


6 posted on 07/26/2011 6:10:09 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Did she have a dragon tatoo?


7 posted on 07/26/2011 6:11:27 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: SubMareener

The judge is held to a higher standard, but this is beneath anyone. Can I assume he’s q democrat by the old non-disclosure rule in the article?


8 posted on 07/26/2011 6:12:39 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Shakey Jake said, " The hippies will never survive!")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

How can you rape a prostitute. You pay for sex.


9 posted on 07/26/2011 6:17:04 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I am not sure that the prostitute has much of case. She is being paid to do what he wants, after all.


10 posted on 07/26/2011 6:20:15 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
His arrest has led to authorities in New Mexico to look into many of the cases he presided over during a 25-year career.

LOL - The "authorities" are going to look into his cases? This case is a defense attorney's wet dream. They are going to start taking apart every conviction he's ever presided over.

11 posted on 07/26/2011 6:22:31 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: hinckley buzzard

“Prostitutes are by far the most frequent victims of rape. Sorry to pop your infantile fantasy bubble. When you are older you will understand. “

Take your infantile belligerence elsewhere, jerk.


12 posted on 07/26/2011 6:28:02 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Lot of crazy stuff happens by the MAN.

http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011110725020

A judge ruled Monday that a former Carson City probation officer will face trial on charges he used his authority to engage in on-the-job sexual misconduct with six women, half of whom he had been supervising...

ARticle goes on to give a work history of this guy who was fired for wacky stuff as a Corrections Officer, and before that fired for wacky stuff as a Deputy Sheriff.


13 posted on 07/26/2011 6:28:48 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (http://www.durban3nyc.com/. Go there and learn what those who seek to destroy Israel are up to)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
"Murdoch, a 59-year-old criminal judge"

He hasn't been convicted yet, so "alleged criminal judge"

14 posted on 07/26/2011 6:28:50 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Hooker raped. Dog bites owner.


15 posted on 07/26/2011 6:30:29 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

“The prostitute said she first met Murdoch when he responded to an advert she had placed online and paid her $200 for sex.”

He PAID HER to have sex.

This wasn’t some “companion” or something. She was an old-fashioned prostitute PAID SPECIFICALLY FOR SEX.

Therefore, no rape, period.

He is a sleazeball abusing his position and should be removed from the bench though.


16 posted on 07/26/2011 6:31:42 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
A news item from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Reported here in the US by dailymail.co.uk ...

17 posted on 07/26/2011 6:32:26 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: SeeSharp

I once lived in New Mexico It is as corrupt as it’s neighbor to the south.


18 posted on 07/26/2011 6:33:42 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: hinckley buzzard
Police said a prostitute hired on at least eight occasions by Murdoch set up the camera when she visited his home

So, she was visiting his home, she was a prostitute, and had visited him at least eight times previously. And decided to video the encounter.

I strongly suspect that what happened was a play-acting scenario that the judge enjoyed, and which the hooker figured could take him down if she alleged it was not play-acting.

19 posted on 07/26/2011 6:34:10 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

The judge has since retired in exchange for no further disciplinary actions by the judicial board. That’s good, he should be disqualified as a judge and that is what happened (he can’t ever be a judge again per his today’s agreement).

This was one of seven encounters and the prostitute began filming the judge without his permission and asking hypotheticals. It sounds like it was a blackmail case that did not go anywhere and we have no idea what they agreed to prior to her activating the camera. Also, the prostitute claims she didn’t want to receive oral sex, not that she didn’t agree to have sex with the judge.

She also tried accusing the judge of having child pornography on his computer, which apparently wasn’t the case, and the police misfiled the charges which they are not looking to amend (he was accused of raping a child when the prostitute is not).


20 posted on 07/26/2011 6:39:12 PM PDT by jimnm
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To: PapaBear3625
I strongly suspect that what happened was a play-acting scenario that the judge enjoyed, and which the hooker figured could take him down if she alleged it was not play-acting.

The moral of the story is don't play act rape with a prostitute, particularly when you are a judge who presides over criminal trials. However, if you do chose to play act rape with a prostitute, then try to refrain from boasting about how you can use your contacts with the police to get out of a rape charge.

21 posted on 07/26/2011 6:39:29 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Sorry, I meant to say “now looking to amend” instead of “not looking to amend”. Also, I guess we’re now at 8 encounters instead of the originally reported 7.


22 posted on 07/26/2011 6:41:19 PM PDT by jimnm
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

A prostitute secretly videotaping a judge sounds like blackmail to me.

The rationale, that he’d become abusive during the course of past, presumably paid transactions does not hold up to scrutiny, since she could have declined.

But, she didn’t decline, she returned to videotape their eighth presumably paid transaction.

Not that the judge isn’t guilty as sin himself. There certainly aren’t any role models between the two of them.


23 posted on 07/26/2011 6:41:26 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Mikey_1962

LOL! OK, that’s funny right there.


24 posted on 07/26/2011 6:42:47 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears; CedarDave

I am no fan of Judge Murdoch, as he railroaded a former marine in a case of clear self defense. However, the judge is about 4’ 2” and can barely get around on crutches or with a walker. I think he was set up, and based on people who have seen the video, this was some nasty “role playing” rather than rape. Based on his physical condition, any moderately healthy woman could kick his handicapped butt halfway to the Rio Grande.

This stinks, I don’t know where it is going, but I suspect it’s an extortion attempt gone bad. All the same, I’m glad he’s off the bench.


25 posted on 07/26/2011 6:47:29 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Life imitates art.

In the “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, she did the same thing with a rapist judicial perp. But what she did to the perp later was not what he expected, and it was not nice for him, but I still enjoyed watching him get his.

If one hasn’t seen the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy of movies, a word of warning, once started with the first one, there is no turning back, think they are still available for streaming to TV from Netflix.


26 posted on 07/26/2011 6:47:56 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Obama may not be a natural born citizen, but there is no denying that he is a natural born liar.)
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To: rwfromkansas

“Therefore, no rape, period.”

Nonsense. Prostitutes can be raped. If the prostitute says no, you must stop. Prostitutes are victims of brutalization and rape. Payment for sexual services does not mean that the prostitute foregoes consent. There are many different kinds of sex acts that a prostitute may not allow. I do not know the details of this case. She may have strong evidence with the recording.


27 posted on 07/26/2011 6:50:29 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: rwfromkansas
How can you rape a prostitute. You pay for sex.

You pay for her to leave. The sex is consentual.

28 posted on 07/26/2011 6:59:09 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I am no fan of Judge Murdoch, as he railroaded a former marine in a case of clear self defense. However, the judge is about 4’ 2” and can barely get around on crutches or with a walker. I think he was set up, and based on people who have seen the video, this was some nasty “role playing” rather than rape. Based on his physical condition, any moderately healthy woman could kick his handicapped butt halfway to the Rio Grande.

Here he is hobbling into court to appear on the wrong side of the bench.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zu-PCKtXvQ

29 posted on 07/26/2011 6:59:38 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: businessprofessor; All

Considering I don’t do something like hire prostitutes, I don’t know the legal details of it all.

But, if you pay for the sex, shouldn’t that count as consent?

Even if she changes her mind later, she was paid for it.


30 posted on 07/26/2011 7:10:08 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I am no fan of Judge Murdoch, as he railroaded a former marine in a case of clear self defense. However, the judge is about 4’ 2” and can barely get around on crutches or with a walker. I think he was set up, and based on people who have seen the video, this was some nasty “role playing” rather than rape. Based on his physical condition, any moderately healthy woman could kick his handicapped butt halfway to the Rio Grande.

Were there some earlier allegations against this guy related to porn on his computer, or something like that? The name sounds familiar; I just don't recall for certain.

31 posted on 07/26/2011 7:21:35 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: rwfromkansas
But, if you pay for the sex, shouldn’t that count as consent?

You know the old joke comparing sex and golf, and the importance of getting the course owner's permission before attempting to "play the back nine"?

The same etiquette would likely apply here; I doubt if it's a "pay one price" ticket to ride all the attractions. Yeah, I know... I'm mixing metaphors.

32 posted on 07/26/2011 7:29:04 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Why are we reading a British website about a crime in the southwest US? Is there a news media in America?


33 posted on 07/26/2011 7:33:24 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (When does the govt share some sacrifice? coln, 1809 - 1865)
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To: cynwoody

How long has he been on crutches? Other than his legs, he looks tough enough upper body wize.

I think he could intimidate someone. Certainly seems like an arrogant individual.


34 posted on 07/26/2011 7:33:34 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: SubMareener
Sounds like the Girl who Played with Fire.

Same series, but I was thinking of the first of the three, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.


35 posted on 07/26/2011 7:36:28 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

It is illegal to videotape government workers, and it is OK to rape prostitutes: These are arguments a typical D.A. and jury will accept.


36 posted on 07/26/2011 7:42:53 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Hate to pop your bubble, but she had been there at least seven times before. Both of them should go to the work camps for a few years.


37 posted on 07/26/2011 7:47:52 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Hooker filing rape charges? More like shoplifting.


38 posted on 07/26/2011 7:58:22 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

We had a JUDGE here in NKY who had many prostitutes.
One of them hooked up with a “minority person” one evening and just for sh@ts and Giggles tortured,raped and murdered a young mother they kidnapped on here way home from work.
The Esteemed and honorable ROYAL HIGNESS HIS HONOR THE JUDGE, did not preside in that CAPITAL MURDER CASE but he was screw@ng his prostitute in his chambers during the trial.
The minority person involved got the death sentence and his prostitute got a few years.
Our HIGHLY RESPECTED AND HONORED LORD HIGH EXECUTIONERR JUDGE even visited her in prison to recieve her favours.
His Esteemed picture still hangs on the wall of the Kenton County Court House.


39 posted on 07/26/2011 8:08:46 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: hinckley buzzard

Prostitutes also lie about it far more than any other women. Sorry to pop your bubble scooter!


40 posted on 07/26/2011 8:22:38 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: businessprofessor

Do unicorns exist in your world? Prostitutes are whores and sluts who will blackmail people and lie about anything to get money. Remember the Duke case?

I would NEVER vote to convict anyone of raping a prostitiute, as anything they say and do is mostly lies.


41 posted on 07/26/2011 8:28:04 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Sea Parrot
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo came to my mind as well.


42 posted on 07/26/2011 8:44:28 PM PDT by BBell
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To: InvisibleChurch

Not any more...


43 posted on 07/26/2011 8:51:47 PM PDT by TXnMA (There is no Constitutional right to NOT be offended.)
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To: TXnMA

Ok, just checking


44 posted on 07/26/2011 8:56:54 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Aqualung is a fine Jethro Tull album. I also like Thick As A Brick.)
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To: packrat35

There may be the questionable aspects to this case, but to say you would never vote to convict someone of raping a prostitute means you think some types of people are less deserving of justice than others. For you its “whores and sluts” who aren’t equal under the law , for someone else its Christians and Jews. If equal justice under the law doesn’t apply to everyone it is meaningless. Being a prostitute is not an offense punishable by rape.


45 posted on 07/27/2011 12:20:26 AM PDT by freebirth (If ignorance is bliss that could explain why I'm depressed.)
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To: rwfromkansas
How can you rape a prostitute. You pay for sex.
If I go into a store with a gun and take an item and then pay the owner, it remains theft. Heck, ask any farmer paid by a foreign army occupying his territory. Raping prostitutes occurs because they are vulnerable and people don't want to believe them.
46 posted on 07/27/2011 12:36:52 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Not to worry. He’ll have a fun time in prison.
I’m fairly certain that if he doesn’t get protection, he won’t be a top anything.
(Prison rape is a horrible thing, which must be stamped out. But every once and a while there is an element of schadenfreude, if not karma.)


47 posted on 07/27/2011 12:41:15 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: InvisibleChurch
Why are we reading a British website about a crime in the southwest US? Is there a news media in America?

How quaint. A 'news media' in America. LOL.

Somewhat like asking if there was a 'news media' in the former USSR, during the height of the Cold War.

48 posted on 07/27/2011 12:50:27 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If you pet a tiny goose, you will feel a little down.)
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To: rmlew
If I go into a store with a gun and take an item and then pay the owner, it remains theft.

How is that? Because you don't have a receipt? I'd expect charges like deadly menacing or brandishing or something, but not theft. Bars of candy don't possess consent they can suddenly withdraw, and to the extent that shopkeepers can withdraw consent for you to be there "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone" there might be a trespassing charge, but once again not theft. What am I missing?

49 posted on 07/27/2011 7:19:49 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Charles Martel

Yeah, I bet he wanted to do “extra” stuff on top of the price so to speak.


50 posted on 07/27/2011 9:46:40 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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