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Prosecutors "flush" judge's claim that he was assaulted with a toilet lid

Posted July 9th, 2014 @ 10:21am

A judge in Seneca County has been indicted on nine charges related to a reported attack last summer that prosecutors now say he made up. Acting Waterloo village judge Roger Barto told police he was hit on the head with a porcelain toilet tank top, and choked, as he was leaving the courtroom after an arraignment last August. He's also accused of stealing gasoline that belonged to the village at a cemetery--where he also holds a paid position.

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