Staff photo by Matt Stone Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, center, speaks along with Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, r, during the Boston Herald's opioid, sex trafficking roundtable discussion on Monday, April 24, 2017.

Staff photo by Matt Stone LOOKING FOR ANSWERS: Attorney General Maura Healey was among a number of advocates and law enforcement officials who took part in the Herald’s roundtable discussion, above, on sex trafficking at the paper’s Seaport offices yesterday.

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Boeckmann’s resignation came after the commission said in a May 5 letter to his lawyer that it was in the process of recovering as many as 4,500 photos.

“They all depict young men, many naked who are in various poses inside the judge’s home and outside in his yard,” the letter states, adding that many of the men had received checks from the judge and had appeared before him as defendants.

A bill of information filed by prosecutors said he harassed an unidentified witness in a federal grand jury investigation.

in exchange for favorable treatment from his office is being sued by the mother of one of his alleged victims.

“There are numerous photos of naked young men bending over after an apparent paddling,” the letter reads.

“Please accept this as notice to not destroy [or] otherwise dispose of this paddle.” In documents filed earlier this year, the commission detailed the allegations of several men — including one under 18 — who described appearing in Boeckmann's court for minor violations.

LOOKING FOR ANSWERS: Attorney General Maura Healey, above, was among a number of advocates and law enforcement officials who took part in the Herald’s roundtable discussion on sex trafficking at the paper’s Seaport offices yesterday.

Dhakir Warren, senior manager of social innovation at Demand Abolition and co-coordinator CEASE Boston, speaks during the Boston Herald's opioid, sex trafficking roundtable discussion on Monday, April 24, 2017. Keeley, chief of the Attorney General's human, trafficking division speaks during the Boston Herald's opioid, sex trafficking roundtable discussion on Monday, April 24, 2017.

The racketeering lawsuit was filed in state court Monday by the mother of Danelle Keim.

Keim died of a drug overdose in 2013 after she began cooperating with the FBI’s investigation of sex-abuse allegations against former St. Although Morel hasn’t been charged with any sex crimes, the 74-year-old is serving a three-year prison sentence after pleading guilty last year to obstructing the federal investigation.

Staff photo by Matt Stone Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey speaks along with Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley during the Boston Herald's opioid, sex trafficking roundtable discussion on Monday, April 24, 2017.