Manhattan Judge Quits After Porn Stash Found on Work Computer

Ex-prosecutor was on paternity leave after having fathered a child with a legal aid attorney

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    A longtime criminal court judge whom colleagues hailed as a stickler for the law resigned abruptly after authorities discovered a cleavage-heavy porn cache on his work computer during a routine system check, according to a published report.

    James Gibbons, a highly regarded former prosecutor, was on paternity leave after having fathered a child with a legal aid attorney 16 years his junior when authorities found the stash and seized his computer, reports the Daily News.

    "There was a lot of porn on his computer – all young women," an investigator told the paper. "Lots of crotch and cleavage shots."

    The 47-year-old Gibbons, who was not arrested in connection with the investigation, issued a terse resignation letter shortly after the bust acknowledging his 14 years in the Manhattan district attorney's office and noting he would be stepping down immediately.

    Although his affair with a legal aid attorney raised concerns about potential conflicts of interests, authorities said the relationship was not connected to the porn investigation.

    The Manhattan DA's office, meanwhile, is checking out the images to determine if Gibbons engaged in any criminal activity or if any of the women were underage.