A Belleville judge currently stands accused of criminal sexual abuse.
The charges allege that while he was still a practicing lawyer, 55 year old Ronald Duebbert grabbed a 25 year old male client’s genitals and offered to reduce his legal bill.
Court documents show that one week after the incident, Duebbert was elected to a seat on the St Clair County Circuit Court.
The judge also faces scrutiny for taking a parolee into his home. That man was later charged with first-degree murder.