Pa. Supreme Court justice accused of sending 234 sexually explicit emails

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Justice Seamus P. McCaffery


HARRISBURG (WPMT)- Pennsylvania’s Chief Supreme Court Justice announced Wednesday that Justice Seamus McCaffery sent or received 234 emails that contained sexually-explicit material between late 2008 to May 2012.

Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille said in a statement that a majority of the emails were sent by Justice McCaffery to an agent of the Office of the Attorney General who has since retired, who then forwarded them to others.

According to a news release, Castille met with a forensic technician from Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office after the tech reviewed 4,000 emails from late 2008 to May 2012 involving any justice of the Supreme Court. Castille said 2,800 involved McCaffery and an examination by the agent identified 234 emails that contained sexually-explicit or pornographic photographs or videos.

The agent determined that the 234 emails contained 1,502 sexually explicit images and 60 sexually explicit video files, some of which were duplicates. He estimated the number of unique images at 700 to 800.

The matter is under further review by the Supreme Court.