4th woman makes allegations against district judge

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – State police have filed new criminal charges against a York County magisterial district judge.

His latest accuser says Jeffrey Joy came to her house after she pleaded guilty to simple assault and harassment in his courtroom. She said he offered to vacate her court fines and expunge her criminal record if she modeled lingerie for him, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday.

She said she refused and Joy left her home a short time later.

Joy, 50, of New Freedom, repeatedly called the woman after that encounter, and on one occasion returned to her home while a babysitter was watching her children. The babysitter told him to leave after Joy jostled the rear door handle, but she said he remained parked in front of the house for several minutes, the complaint states.

The additional charges are two felony counts of bribery in official matters, two misdemeanor counts of harassment, and a misdemeanor count of official oppression.

His latest accuser went to police after Joy was charged last week for crimes against three other women. Authorities said he indecently assaulted one woman after she appeared in his courtroom, made inappropriate sexual comments to a second woman while she was in his courtroom, and made multiple visits to the home of a third woman who had appeared before him.

Joy was assigned to the district court located in New Freedom. His criminal cases were assigned to other judges when the investigation began earlier this year, and he was removed from all judicial duties when the first charges were filed Friday.

His attorney has said the allegations are not true.

A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 18.

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