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Panel alleges judge reduced fine for sexual favors

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A judicial watchdog panel says a Lincoln County judge should lose his job for offering to reduce a fine in exchange for sexual favors.

The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance recommended to the state supreme court Tuesday that Justice Court Judge Ralph Boone be removed from the bench and assessed costs of almost two-thousand dollars.

The panel said the judge presided over a woman's public drunkenness trial last August.  Later that day, Boone allegedly touched her in a sexual manner in his vehicle.

Boone has not yet commented on the allegations.

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