Posted by Kyle Swenson on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 2:57 PM
Judge Joy Malek Oldfield
Update II: A jury Thursday found public defender Catherine Loya guilty on a misdemeanor charge of having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
But that's not what the fun part of this case was. You remember, right? Oldfield was caught in the back of a car with Judge Joy Malek Oldfield engaging in some backseat lovin'. A cop discovered them, and his report became the basis for a salacious little scandal.
Well, Patrolman Thomas Ballinger testified during the one-day trial, and he went into salacious detail, which is all the jury needed.(And probably wanted.)
Via the ABJ:
Judge Joy Malek Oldfield was in the back seat of a small SUV parked outside a Ridgewood Road strip mall at 1:45 a.m.
Ballinger said that as he walked closer to the vehicle, the women moved with haste.
“I looked in the car and [Oldfield], the person I observed with her legs bent and laying with her back against the back seat, pulled her pants up from mid thigh and pulled down her blouse,” Ballinger told jurors.
He determined the car occupants were “parkers,” a phrase police use for people who stop to park and talk or make out, he said. He then maneuvered his car and turned his spotlight on the vehicle and saw a head-popping motion, the judge fixing her clothes and both women moving to the front.
Update: Copley police have released a report on the arresting officer's account of the night he arrested a public defender on DUI charges after he found her and an Akron judge inebriated and in a "state of undress" in the backseat of a car.
Judge Joy Malek Oldfield's lawyer had contended the officer's report was fabricated and "politically motivated." Oldfield denied anything hinky was going on. The Copley report suggests otherwise.
Police Chief Michael Mier's report concludes the arresting officer detailed the incident accurately, and from his arrival on scene, made mention of the sexual nature of what he was seeing. Mier even released text messages sent between officers in Copley as corroborating evidence. They are as hilarious as you would guess.
Via the ABJ:
As other officers were responding, Ballinger texted “LMAO,” a common text abbreviation for “laughing my [expletive] off.”
“I just didn’t want you to fly down here,” he added.“2 females.… Not nice what I saw.”
Other officers then joined in the messaging. One wrote:“ohhhhhh eww” and “im sure those folks were just ‘talking.’ ”
“geeze, that’s disgusting,” another officer messaged.“I don’t even want to know … I thought somethin was up,[Ballinger] sounded odd lol.’’
“Yup, he usually doesn’t mess around on the radio. I figured it would be weirdness.”
A second officer, Patrolman Darrel Garner, arrived minutes later. His report stated that Ballinger said the women were “involved in a sexual encounter.”
Down in Akron, a story is heating up over what might or might not have