Akron Judge Found in State of "Undress" With Public Defender in Backseat of Parked Car, Denies Relationship (Updated)

Judge Joy Malek Oldfield
  • Judge Joy Malek Oldfield

Update II: A jury Thursday found public defender Catherine Loya guilty on a misdemeanor charge of having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

But that's not what the fun part of this case was. You remember, right? Oldfield was caught in the back of a car with Judge Joy Malek Oldfield engaging in some backseat lovin'. A cop discovered them, and his report became the basis for a salacious little scandal.

Well, Patrolman Thomas Ballinger testified during the one-day trial, and he went into salacious detail, which is all the jury needed. (And probably wanted.)

Via the ABJ:

Judge Joy Malek Oldfield was in the back seat of a small SUV parked outside a Ridgewood Road strip mall at 1:45 a.m.

Ballinger said that as he walked closer to the vehicle, the women moved with haste.

“I looked in the car and [Oldfield], the person I observed with her legs bent and laying with her back against the back seat, pulled her pants up from mid thigh and pulled down her blouse,” Ballinger told jurors.

[snip]

He determined the car occupants were “parkers,” a phrase police use for people who stop to park and talk or make out, he said. He then maneuvered his car and turned his spotlight on the vehicle and saw a head-popping motion, the judge fixing her clothes and both women moving to the front.

A "head-popping motion"? Details, Ballinger. More details. — Grzegorek

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Update: Copley police have released a report on the arresting officer's account of the night he arrested a public defender on DUI charges after he found her and an Akron judge inebriated and in a "state of undress" in the backseat of a car.

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