Pa. judge cleared in case of condom-filled acorns

August 18, 2011 - 9:00 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania judge who gave two women condom-stuffed acorns has been cleared of violating judicial conduct standards.

The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reports (http://bit.ly/nGyldY ) the state Court of Judicial Discipline dismissed the case against Magisterial District Judge Isaac Stoltzfus.

The court ruling issued Wednesday said that while the incident does not qualify as a violation, "it certainly lacks good judgment and must not be repeated."

The court also wrote that Stoltzfus' "preoccupation with acorns is mystifying."

The Judicial Conduct Board filed a complaint against Stoltzfus after he offered the acorns to two women outside the Capitol in September. The hollowed-out nuts contained unwrapped condoms.

Stoltzfus is a judge in the town of Intercourse but was attending a seminar in Harrisburg.

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Information from: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era , http://lancasteronline.com