What the heck was he thinking!?!


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Jul 14, 2006
This is one of those really bizare sicko stories. Ive read it though and still dont understand what this guy was doing lol. I would think they could review his past court cases and appeal on the ground of insanity.

BRISTOW, Oklahoma (AP) -- A former judge convicted of exposing himself while presiding over jury trials by using a sexual device under his robe was sentenced Friday to four years in prison.
Donald Thompson had spent almost 23 years on the bench and had served as a state legislator before retiring from the court in 2004. He showed no reaction when he was sentenced.
At his trial this summer, his former court reporter, Lisa Foster, testified that she saw Thompson expose himself at least 15 times during trial between 2001 and 2003. Prosecutors said he also used a device known as a penis pump during at least four trials in the same period.
Thompson, 59, was convicted last month of four felony courts of indecent exposure for incidents that took place in his Creek County courtroom.
Judge C. Allen McCall denied a defense motion asking that Thompson be allowed to remain free pending an appeal. Thompson also was ordered to pay a $40,000 fine.
Thompson, a married father of three grown children, testified that the pump was given to him as a joke by a longtime hunting and fishing buddy.
"It wasn't something I was hiding," he said.
He said he may have absentmindedly squeezed the pump's handle during court cases but never used it to masturbate.
Foster told authorities that she saw Thompson use the device almost daily during the August 2003 murder trial of a man accused of shaking a toddler to death. A whooshing sound could be heard on Foster's audiotape of the trial. When jurors asked the judge about the sound, Thompson said he hadn't heard it but would listen for it.
Police built a case against the judge after a police officer testifying in a 2003 murder trial saw a piece of plastic tubing disappear under Thompson's robe. During a lunch break, officers took photographs of the pump under the desk.
Investigators later checked the carpet, Thompson's robes and the chair behind the bench and found semen, according to court records.
Carmelia Brossett, a senior probation officer for the state Department of Corrections, said in a presentencing report that Thompson refused to undergo psychosexual testing.
"Thompson's denial of the offense would likely present difficulty, if not inability for treatment providers to provide meaningful and beneficial sex-offender treatment," she said.
The jury recommended a sentence of one year in prison and a $10,000 fine on each count. The jury foreman has said it was the jury's intent that Thompson serve the full sentence.
I read about this. This is absoulutly disgusting. Oh my god can you imagine if he actully ejuculated. DISGUSTING. Oh went back and your right he did ejuculate. This guy is a nut.
I suspect the reason he refuses to undergo psychosexual testing is because he suspects that he may present as having a psychosexual disorder.

The problem here is twofold: interpretations into the revelation of possible motive for masturbating during a murder trial, and significantly the stigma of being diagnosed with a psychosexual disorder. If this were not present, more lasting help might be at hand to manage Thompson's behavior, which could be considered under any number of umbrellas of psychological/neuropsychiatric presentations, regardless of whether one need diagnose him or not with anything from a frontal lobe lesion to simply being a dick.

Interestingly, every poster here presumed that the actions here were done wilfully and thus that Thompson's behavior was the result of rational, conscious consideration. Interestingly, Brossett's statement indicates that she is somewhat aware of the broader issues at hand for Thompson. Insanity, I don't think so, but definitely there is some ground to stand on there that Thompson would rather deny (and Brossett would rather confirm).

As a doctor-to-be, I would urge some caution, maturity and consideration on the nature of rational conduct, motive and the stigma of psycholigical disorders, as well as the arbitrary nature of diagnoses.