Disgraced former State Attorney Jeff Ashton has filed to run for circuit court judge in 2018.
By Jacob Engels
Over two years ago, we exposed Orange/Osceola State Attorney Jeff Ashton as a member of the extra-marital affair website Ashley Madison.
The prosecutor, who became famous for failing to earn a guilty plea for alleged child killer Casey Anthony, was surfing the cheating website while on the job.
This was easily determined by analyzing the user information from his profile, which was dumped on the world-wide-web after Ashley Madison was hacked.
His paid account was established in 2013, and was also accessed from home address before his wife presumably busted him looking for other individuals to act out his detailed “fantasies.”
Ashton’s profile on Ashley Madison read like a cheap grocery store sex novel.
“I am looking for someone who has fantasies we can act out. Who know what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it. You must be discrete, not looking to change my situation just want to get excited again”
Under the “Turns Me On” header, Mr. Ashton stated:
“Please be real. I want someone that fantasizes about being brought to a climax by a lover with a skillful tongue and fingers as well as his member. Also a big toy collection is a plus”
Yes… those are the words of a man who exacted justice across Orange and Osceola County as the State Attorney. They are the words of the man who served as the moralizer for Central Floridians.
Worse yet, we also discovered that the same email address he used for Ashley Madison was also tied to a group-sex account on Adult Friend Finder, another website where individuals go to get their rocks off.
Ashton would go on to lose his re-election bid against current State Attorney Aramis Ayala in 2016 in the Democratic primary, and it is still unknown how many men or women he contacted while using Ashley Madison and Adult Friend Finder.
Central Floridians breathed a sigh of relief. During his tenure as a top prosecutor and eventual State Attorney, Ashton became infamous for his unprofessional courtroom outbursts and inability to earn convictions.
Now, just a year after he promised to never return to public office, he has filed to run for circuit court judge in 2018.
He did this on the day that Minnesota Senator Al Franken resigned amid sexual assault allegations and as both Republicans and Democrats nationwide have been swept up in sexual misconduct controversies.
Judges are supposed to be morally and ethically sound, not known sexual deviants who have contacted an untold number of men and women in the Central Florida area looking for an extra-marital romp.
If he wants voters to take him seriously as a judicial candidate, Mr. Ashton should immediately release the names of every person he contacted through online sex apps.
We should know if there are any conflicts of interest IF he were to somehow become a judge in Florida’s 9th judicial circuit.
To disrespect voters by breaking his promise to “never run again” and considering the endless amount of unanswered questions about his sexual proclivities… it is the least he can do.
This man has been on the government tit for over 30-years as a prosecutor. According to our sources, Ashton could not hack it in the private sector.
And now we are supposed to cut him another check and allow him to denigrate the integrity of our court system? Not. So. Fast.
Voters are smart enough to realize that he has no business wearing a black robe or judging others, but apparently, he does not.
If he can’t stick to his marriage vows and can’t stick to his promise to never run for public office again, how can we expect him to be faithful to the court?
The truth will come out and he will again be publicly shamed, that is a fact. Mr. Ashton, we implore you to save us the charade and drop out immediately.
Write another book, go on a road trip, or repair your marriage. Orange and Osceola County deserve better, it’s just that simple.
Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, InfoWars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, and Fox News to name a few. Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and business special interests in the state of Florida.