By STEPHEN WRIGHT
Last refreshed at 15:07 04 June 2007
A senior judge blamed of ‘flashing’ on trains is working on vital claim cases in spite of confronting a conceivable jail sentence.
Lord Equity Richards is checking on fizzled movement what’s more, shelter applications as he is standing by trial over claims he twice uncovered himself to a lady on a train.
He is too considering composed applications from those needing to claim against common court rulings.
The dubious choice to permit the hitched father of three to proceed working was endorsed by the Master Boss Justice, Master Phillips, what’s more, Master Chancellor, Master Falconer.
The Â£184,000-a-year judge – who is on police safeguard – denies the allegations. A representative for the Legal Correspondences Office said: ‘The charges confronted by him have no bearing on his out-of-court duties.’
He pushed his work was simply a ‘desk-top exercise’. ‘He is not managing with cases in the court requiring introduction of confirm what’s more, cross-examination,’ he added.
Lord Equity Richards, who sits in the Court of Appeal, was held by analysts in January after a traveler made a dissension about a male commuter.
On the counsel of the Crown Arraignment Service, he was charged in Walk with two tallies of exposure.
In a further humiliation, he has been constrained to posture for a police mugshot, fingerprinted what’s more, inquired to give a DNA sample.
The most extreme sentence for a to begin with offense of disgusting introduction is six months in jail. In the event that convicted, he will be sacked.
A English Transport Police representative said the assertions relate to two partitioned episodes on trains in South-West London last year.
The Right Decent Sir Stephen Richards, 56, who lives in Wimbledon, was initially captured following an covert operation.
The judge was confined on his way to work after the charged casualty picked him out on a prepare from Wimbledon to Focal London.
Accompanied by an covert detective, the lady recognized Sir Stephen as the man who professedly uncovered himself to her last October.
Detectives had no thought that the suspect was a driving judge until they captured him.
The judge has managed a number of high-profile hearings what’s more, in January ruled in a High Court case brought by the family of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian shot dead by police who mixed up him for a suicide bomber.
Sitting with Mr Equity Roberts, he said the Crown Arraignment Service’s choice not to charge person officers in association with his demise could be alluded to the House of Lords.
The judge what’s more, his spouse Lucy have two children what’s more, a daughter. He is on full pay and, pending the result of the court case, conducts much of his work at home.