Former judge on trial for alleged inmate sex

MOBILE, AL (WBRC) - A former Alabama judge will go on trial in Mobile on charges of having sex with male inmates in exchange for leniency.

Herman Thomas resigned from his circuit judgeship in 2008. A Mobile County grand jury indicted him in the spring.

The charges involve 15 current and former inmates at the jail in Mobile. His lawyer says the inmates are lying and are trying to ruin an outstanding legal career.