Now the former circuit judge, 48, of Mobile, Alabama has been charged with sodomy and kidnapping , extortion, sex abuse and assault, against 15 current and former prisoners.
The inmates stated that in exchange for these sexual acts he would grant them leniency. More HERE
Former Judge Herman Thomas
As reported by the BBC Mr Thomas resigned as a judge in 2007 following allegations that he spanked inmates in his private office at the county courthouse with a paddle.
In April this year, he was indicted on more serious charges.
If he is convicted of the charges of kidnapping, he could face a sentence of life in prison.
Court records show that some of the inmates involved said they were checked out of jail for meetings with the defendant in either his car or in his office.
They claim they were abused during these meetings.
However, Mr Thomas's lawyer, Robert Clark, has said the alleged victims were trying to ruin his client's career.
In April, he described the situation as a "a high-tech lynching" and said it was politically motivated.
He said: "They don't like uppity black folks, and that's what they consider Herman."
Mr Thomas's license to practice has already been suspended.AAPP: Get this, the BBC reports "The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a civil rights organization, has said that Mr Thomas is being prosecuted because of his race. I guess the NAACP did not talk with the other judge he threatened.
The NAACP also should have listened to the evidence including the semen stain evidence that will be used in the prosecution of Herman Thomas which was found on carpeting in a small office located steps from the former Mobile County circuit judge's courtroom, according to a state forensics report - More HERE
If the BBC report is right, It looks like the NAACP is on the wrong side of the law. It won't be the first time.