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Former Judge In Walla Walla Charged With Having Child Porn

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. - WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - A former judge in Walla Walla County has been charged with possessing child pornography.
    
Charges were filed Thursday against John Junke Sr., accusing him of several counts of possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Junke will have a first appearance on Jan. 13.
    
A police report filed in court says child pornography was discovered after Junke took his computer to a store because it was running slowly. Authorities obtained a search warrant for Junke's home, and the police report says he eventually told officials that he had a long battle with viewing pornography that had spiraled out of control.
    
Junke served as a District Court judge from 1991 through 1994. During that time, the state's judicial conduct commission reprimanded him for losing his temper and improperly gathering evidence outside of a trial.

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