Swinger websites: Herby the Love Judge doesn't approve of them

In April, Denver Judge Herbert Galchinsky granted 9News reporter Deborah Sherman a permanent restraining order against Dr. Louis Hampers, the head of emergency medicine at The Children's Hospital in Aurora.

But his ruling came with some finger-wagging.

Galchinsky -- who referred to himself in the third person as Herby the Love Judge, a nickname the Denver Post says stems from his lucrative side-business as a wedding official -- said Sherman and Hampers "brought some of this upon themselves."

The judge was not impressed with the way Sherman and Hampers met -- on the website LifestyleLounge.com, which bills itself as "a place to explore the erotic side of your life." Given Sherman and Hampers's prominent professional positions, Galchinsky said, subscribing to the website was "risky behavior in more ways than one."

Galchinsky described Hampers's and Sherman's initial e-mails to each other as "foreplay." But when Sherman eventually told Hampers she didn't want to date him anymore, Galchinsky said Hampers "cannot accept this." So he began to stalk and harass her because "he wants to vent, and he wants to bother her." Only after Sherman got a temporary restraining order against him did he stop e-mailing and texting her.

Although Galchinsky placed the ultimate blame on Hampers, he also said the entire situation lacked common sense. "To engage in this," he said, referring to meeting potential sex partners on the Internet, "you don't know who you're dealing with.

"People don't hide behind the bushes anymore. They're doing the technology stuff."

And the technology stuff, said Herby the Love Judge, can be even more frightening.


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