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Trial continues for Bedford judge accused of soliciting sex and giving favors

Judge Harry Jacob III on trial for corruption related charges. (Source: WOIO) Judge Harry Jacob III on trial for corruption related charges. (Source: WOIO)

It's week two of the bench trial for a Bedford Heights Municipal Court judge.

Judge Harry Jacob III is accused of several crimes including soliciting sex from prostitutes, something he says never happened.

Last week prosecution witnesses testified that Jacob paid them for sex. The women says they met Judge Jacob at the now closed Studio 54 massage parlor. 

One of the women testified that Jacob even helped her with an outstanding parking ticket.

Judge Jacob is facing a total of 19 criminal charges.

Another court employee charged in the case, former Bedford Law Director and Prosecutor Kenneth Schuman, pled guilty last month to a public corruption offense. He will be sentenced Sept. 3.

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