Ex-Creek County Judge Denied Parole - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Ex-Creek County Judge Denied Parole

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board unanimously denies parole Tuesday for a former district judge sentenced to prison for using a sexual device while presiding over trials in Creek County.

Terry Jenks, the executive director of the parole board, says the board voted 5-0 against granting early release to former Judge Donald Thompson.

During the board's meeting, special prosecutor Richard Smothermon, the district attorney for Lincoln and Pottawatomie counties, and assistant district attorney Pattye High lobbied against early release for Thompson.

They say the 60-year-old former judge has shown no remorse for his actions.

Thompson was sentenced to four consecutive one-year sentences in August for indecent exposure. Prosecutors claimed Thompson used a sexual device while presiding over trials between 2002 and 2003.

Thompson's attorney, Rob Nigh, told the board his client maintained his innocence and deserved to be considered for early release.
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.