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Pa. judge handed out condom-filled acorns

Associated Press / June 8, 2011

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — A state judicial panel says a Pennsylvania district judge brought disrepute upon the bench by handing out condom-stuffed acorns to women outside the State House.

The Judicial Conduct Board filed a complaint in April against Magisterial District Judge Isaac Stoltzfus over the bizarre incident in Harrisburg in September.

The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reports Stoltzfus remains on the bench pending the case’s outcome.

According to the panel’s complaint, the judge offered the acorns to two female state employees outside the Capitol. The women found the hollowed-out acorns contained unwrapped condoms.

Stoltzfus was cited for disorderly conduct but the charges were later dropped after prosecutors determined he hadn’t committed a crime.

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