A former district court judge in Arkansas is accused of giving lighter sentences to male defendants in exchange for sexual favors — which he allegedly referred to as “community service.”

O. Joseph Boeckmann, 70, who was arrested Monday, has been indicted in federal court on multiple counts of wire fraud, bribery and witness tampering. According to the indictment, Boeckmann, of Wynne, Ark., dismissed traffic citations and misdemeanor charges against nine defendants, whose ages range from 16 and 22, in exchange for nude photographs.

In almost all of these cases, Boeckmann told defendants to wait until the court session was over so he could talk to them alone. He called the defendants up to his bench and told them he’d dismiss their charges if they perform “community service,” according to the indictment, which was filed earlier this month and unsealed Monday. He then gave them his personal phone number and told them to call it to arrange the terms of the community service.

The indictment said “community service” involved collecting aluminum cans or litter from the ground and bringing them to Boeckmann’s house, where he took photos of defendants in “compromising positions.”

On one occasion, Boeckmann offered to dismiss a defendant’s charges if he performed labor at the judge’s house, according to the indictment. He told the same defendant, who was charged with several traffic citations and misdemeanor crimes over a period of four years, that he’d dismiss his case if he let Boeckmann photograph him naked, while masturbating, or while being spanked.

Boeckmann was charged with eight counts of wire fraud for allegedly dismissing fines, fees and court costs that the defendants were supposed to pay. He also is accused of covering up his conduct by falsifying court records and trying to threaten and bribe witnesses.

Boeckmann was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Little Rock on Monday. He is being held in the Pulaski County Detention Center, according a jail roster. Online court records do not list an attorney for Boeckmann.

Jonathan Kravis, a lawyer for the Justice Department, said during Monday’s hearing that one of the men told prosecutors that Boeckmann directed another person to offer the witness money to recant his testimony. The witness was told he could “disappear” if he didn’t do so, ABC News reported.

The federal indictment followed months of investigation by the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disciplinary Commission, which announced Boeckmann’s permanent removal from his judicial post in May. Boeckmann promised in a resignation letter never to seek employment in local, county or state government.

According to the disciplinary commission, Boeckmann had long offered community service options to young male defendants and relatives. The commission charged Boeckmann in 2015. He’s accused of reducing the $50,000 bond of a woman named Crystal Avellino, who had been charged with theft and abuse of an endangered or impaired person. Records say that Boeckmann had been having a sexual relationship with Avellino’s brother. Avellino also worked for Boeckmann’s sister.

For several years starting from when he was a lawyer, Boeckmann was in a sexual relationship with a former client, identified in records as A.A., who was arrested on methamphetamine charges in 2001. Before agreeing to represent him, Boeckmann first asked if he “was good looking,” records say.

A.A. slept and stayed in Boeckmann’s house from 2006 to 2011, records say. During their relationship, Boeckmann bought A.A. two vehicles and a boat. He paid for the man’s family’s rent, utility bills and groceries for as long as he kept his relationship with Boeckmann.

It’s unclear whether A.A. is one of the male defendants listed in the federal indictment.

Boeckmann, who has denied the allegations, became a district judge in Cross County, Ark., in 2009.

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