Judge on trial: Woman testifies he paid her hundreds of dollars for sex

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CLEVELAND — Testimony continued today for a Bedford Municipal Judge facing numerous charges, including promoting prostitution.

Judge Harry Jacob sat calmly in a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas courtroom as he listened to a woman testify how he paid her between $300 and $800 to have sex with him.

The woman, who asked not to have her face shown, told the court that she was addicted to drugs at the time she was with the judge.

The defense attorney for the judge questioned her under cross examination and pointed out that she had several inconsistencies in her testimony. She said due to her past drug addiction she had a difficult time remembering dates and times.

Jacob, of Solon, is facing charges of bribery, dereliction of duty, soliciting, tampering with evidence, obstruction of justice and promoting prostitution.

The trial started Wednesday and is expected to last several more days.

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