Haverhill man charged with mooning over district court judge

Aug. 20—HAVERHILL — A local man charged with deceiving a Haverhill District Court judge in October during a videoconference was at Newburyport District Court on Wednesday also via videoconference.

Justin D. MacLean, 38, of Portland Street had just finished attending an Essex County Reformatory dangerousness hearing on October 7 when he pulled down his pants, bent over and exposed her bare bottom to Judge Mary McCabe.

“This created a disturbance in the courtroom, forcing the public to make vocal remarks about what they saw and forcing Judge McCabe to leave the bench and walk into the judge’s lobby,” wrote Haverhill District Court Officer Ralph Memmolo in his report.

As a result, MacLean was charged with open and gross obscenity and disrupting a court proceeding. To avoid any conflict of interest, the case against MacLean was transferred to Newburyport Courthouse.

MacLean already faces threats to commit a felony, breach of abuse prevention orders, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct charges related to prior incidents, according to court records.

According to MacLean’s attorney, his client’s appearance on Wednesday was mostly procedural as he moved closer to resolving the charges.

MacLean kept his pants on while appearing in court on Wednesday, according to a court official.

He is due back in court on September 28 for what could be a jury trial on the earlier charges.

Dave Rogers is a reporter for the Daily News in Newburyport. Email him at: drogers@newburyportnews.com. Follow him on Twitter @drogers41008.

Dave Rogers is a reporter for the Daily News in Newburyport. Email him at: drogers@newburyportnews.com. Follow him on Twitter @drogers41008.

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