TACOMA, Wash. — It was sex for money, Joe Pfeiffer said Monday.
Sex with Pierce County Superior Court Judge Michael Hecht, then a downtown lawyer, in Hecht’s office. Eight or 10 times, Pfeiffer said.
The testimony from Pfeiffer, who turned 21 in June, is the basis for a charge against Hecht of patronizing a prostitute. The judge also faces a charge of felony harassment. He is denying the charges.
Pfeiffer spent more than two hours on the witness stand, sometimes fidgeting, his voice rarely rising beyond a monotone. His testimony was explicit, often cringe-inducing. He admitted prostituting himself for drug money, and working the blocks along Tacoma’s Antique Row with other young men. He said he met Hecht shortly after moving to Tacoma in 2006.
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