Pa. Justice McCaffery named as participant in AG porn emails

Justice Seamus P. McCaffery poses for photographs, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Philadelphia's historic Old City Hall. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Pennsylvania's chief justice says a fellow member of the Supreme Court was the sender or recipient of 234 emails with sexually explicit material or pornography.

Chief Justice Ron Castille issued a news release Wednesday that said Justice Seamus McCaffery sent most of them to a now-retired agent with the attorney general's office, who then forwarded them to others.

A growing scandal over the circulation of porn within the attorney general's office from late 2008 until early 2012 has already lead four former members of that office to leave their jobs, including a member of Gov. Tom Corbett's cabinet.

Neither McCaffery nor his lawyer, Dion Rassias, responded to requests for comment.

The emails surfaced during a review of how the Jerry Sandusky case at Penn State was handled by the attorney general's office.

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