Nobody should be Above the Law, not even, a Alleged Horny Judge?

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WOMAN’S JUDGE STRESS 

Woman who claims judge sent her ‘inappropriate texts’ shares fresh details with gardai as she makes new complaint

  • 7:00, 13 Sep 2022

A WOMAN who claims a retired judge tried to pursue an “inappropriate romantic” relationship has made a fresh complaint to Gardai.

The Irish Sun can reveal the domestic abuse victim has made a second statement to cops about her interactions with ex-District Court Judge James O’Connor.

The vulnerable domestic abuse victim speaks to Irish Sun Crime Editor Stephen Breen
The vulnerable domestic abuse victim speaks to Irish Sun Crime Editor Stephen BreenCredit: DON MacMonagle – The Sun Dublin
Judge James O'Connor
Judge James O’ConnorCredit:

Her complaints include alleged text messages O’Connor sent her while overseeing her application to secure a protection order from her husband.

One told her how she “looked very beautiful today” while another outlined how he was a “very important person”.

Another sent after she returned from holiday said her “skin must look nice”.

All dates of her interactions with the retired justice have also been included.

And in an exclusive interview, the vulnerable woman last night vowed to continue her fight for justice.

She told The Irish Sun: “I have asked the Gardai that they sincerely consider all of the new information and investigate my complaint.

“I have submitted additional information about my encounters with Judge O’Connor and this is still a very stressful time for me.

“I maintain that I have made a very legitimate complaint and I believe Judge O’Connor should be prosecuted for misconduct in a public office.

“I will continue with my case because I don’t want these types of incidents happening in the future.”

Our latest revelations come after TD Paul Murphy accused O’Connor of “persistently and inappropriately” ­pursuing vulnerable young women when he was a sitting judge.

He will raise the case in the Dail at Taoiseach’s questions next month.

‘NO REAL ACTION’

Deputy Murphy said: “I have spoken to a number of women who claim they were the alleged victims of inappropriate advances by Judge O’Connor abusing his position of power.

“The Taoiseach has expressed real concern about the allegations but, unfortunately, there has been no action by the State.

“I’ll be raising it again in the Dail to see if this case is closed and there are other avenues the State could explore, such as a Commission of Inquiry.”

We contacted the judge about the claims but he did not return our calls.

NEW STATEMENT

The woman’s new statement includes details of her first meetings with O’Connor, which began in 2016 when she sought a ­protection order.

She first gave a statement to cops in 2018 but detectives said there would be no further investigation in 2019.

On that occasion, they had been exploring the possibility of charging O’Connor with assault. But the woman believes he should now be charged with misconduct in a public office.

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