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    Judge Jonathan Newell (50), of suicide as he was about to be arrested for sexual explotation of a child

    A Maryland Eastern Shore judge who was about to be arrested at his home on federal charges of sexual exploitation of a child was found dead Friday, officials said.

    FBI agents went to the residence of Caroline County Circuit Court Judge Jonathan Newell in Henderson, Maryland, early Friday.

    ?Upon entering the residence the agents found Newell suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,? a joint statement from Acting Maryland U.S. Attorney Jonathan Lenzner and other officials said. ?He was pronounced dead at 6:43 a.m. Maryland State Police will lead the investigation into the apparent suicide.?

    According to a federal affidavit unsealed Friday, investigators from the Maryland State Police responded to a cabin in Fishing Creek, Maryland, on Hoopers Island on July 23 after a minor found a video camera in the bathroom, took photos of it with his phone and called his parents. Police arrived and interviewed two minors. One of the minors said the two had spent the night at the cabin, along with a man and four other boys.

    Investigators interviewed Newell at the cabin the same day, according to the affidavit. The 50-year-old judge waived his Miranda rights and agreed to be interviewed. Newell told police that 10 ?members? had access to the cabin who ?come and go.? Newell also denied placing a camera in the bathroom, the affidavit said.

    According to the affidavit, Newell went to his bedroom after the interview to plug in his cell phone and make calls. Investigators observed him reaching under his bed and placing his fist up to his mouth. Investigators suspected that Newell had ingested evidence because a memory card from a box with camera equipment appeared to be missing. He was taken to a hospital for CT scans, which showed he had ingested a metallic object, the affidavit said.

    Authorities executed search warrants at Newell?s cabin, truck, boat and office and seized numerous digital devices. Investigators found a hard drive in a safe at Newell?s residence that showed videos of boys showering, the affidavit said.

    ?In some of the videos, Newell is seen setting up the camera in the bathroom,? the affidavit said.

    The FBI interviewed several youths who said they had been to the cabin with Newell and that he had checked their naked bodies for ticks while in the bathroom.

    Newell had been on leave for more than a month. He had been a judge since 2016. Before that, he was the county?s state?s attorney since 2003.
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    According to the Sun, before his Facebook page was deactivated following the police raid, a series of posts about mentoring boys included pictures from the campaign trail, the hunting cabin, and wrestling matches.

    The Sun noted that in one post from March 2020, Newell discussed an interaction with a 13-year-old neighbor during the pandemic and his belief that boys “especially need physical contact.”

    “Ordinarily to cheer him up I would have teased him, gave him a pat on the shoulder, mussed up his sweaty hair, maybe even sent him on his way with a little swat on the butt,” Newell wrote per the Sun. “I think boys especially need physical contact: picking, poking, plucking—its part of how they communicate with one another and show affection, even if it occasionally leads to a fight.”

    In 2016, Newell, a Republican, was appointed as a judge to Caroline County’s only circuit court by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. He held onto that role in 2018 and was serving a 15-year term before taking his life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller22 View Post
    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
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    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    Good riddance.

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    I kinda wish he'd hung around a bit longer. I doubt this is new behaviour given his age. There could be decades of victims out there & some might've liked the opportunity to have their victim impact statements heard

    But either way, fuck you, Jonathan Newell. Rot.

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    Why the hell would he swallow that? He could've saved some time and just flushed it right away.

    Good riddance, sicko.

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    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??

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