PEDOPHILE LAWYER DISBARRED
James Colliton, a 43 year old lawyer, was nabbed in a Manhattan hotel on March 3, 2006, a week after going into hiding to avoid arrest on charges of paying a mother for sex with her two underage daughters. The father of five was ordered held without bail after pleading not guilty to charges of second degree rape, patronizing a prostitute and bribing a witness. Colliton is accused of paying to have sex with two underage sisters in his East 56th Street pied a terr first with one girl when she was 15 in 2000, and then moving onto her sister at age 13 in 2004. Colliton began a barrage of phone calls and repeated efforts to stop the girls from making his involvement known. He offered them money, and he gave them money, he promised them things for lying to authorities. The girl's mother was held on $100,000 bail after she was indicted on charges of promoting prostitution and endangering a child's welfare. The mother has a history of child abuse and neglect and in 2000 was convicted of endangering the welfare of a child.
The mother pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor child endangerment charge on April 13, 2006. She was able to strike a deal that set her free on time served after her youngest daughter said she wouldn't testify in the case. She had pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and had been behind bars since she was arrested. Colliton was officially disbarred on February 6, 2008, four months after he admitted to bedding the girls.