Former Texas judge accused of creating fake online escort adverts for two ex-girlfriends

Christopher Dupuy was previously indicted on criminal charges relating to his conduct in office

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The Independent US

A former judge created fake online adverts for two ex-girlfriends claiming they were available to hire for sex, police said.

Christopher Dupuy, a former County Court-at-Law judge in Galveston, Texas is alleged to have taken pictures from one of his victim’s Facebook pages and posted it in the escort section of a sales website, along with her telephone number.

It said she charged $70 (£45) for 30 minutes, was “very fetish friendly” and would “guarantee you full satisfaction,” according to the criminal complaint.

Along with another former flame, she also told deputies from Harris County Sheriff's Office that the 43-year-old judge had harassed her after he rejected her. Both women said the online ads had been placed without their knowledge.

After tracing the ads back to Dupuy, he refused to let sheriffs into his home, investigators said.

His arrest comes two years after he was indicted on criminal charges relating to his conduct in office, according to the Houston Chronicle newspaper.

Elected in 2010 after a race against the judge handling his divorce case, the complaints began to pour in and he was accused of making telephone threats against and attorney.

He was eventually reprimanded in 2014 by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, which said he retaliated against attorneys, including the lawyer who represented his former wife, by issuing sanctions against them. After declaring them in contempt of court, he ordered the attorney's arrest.

The previous year, the Texas attorney general's office also attempted to removed him by filing civil and criminal cases against him and he was suspended from office.

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