Former Creek County judge Donald Thompson faces criminal charges

Thursday, January 20th 2005, 6:18 am
By: News On 6

A special prosecutor files criminal charges Thursday against a former Creek County judge.

Donald Thompson is charged with three felony counts of indecent exposure. The charges say at least two employees saw the judge's privates in 2003 while he was operating a penis pump while on the bench.

Judge Thompson resigned before a committee could decide whether to kick him off the bench. Then, the attorney general appointed a special prosecutor to see if any criminal charges should be filed.

After taking samples from the judge's former courtroom chair, robes and carpet for DNA testing, the charges were filed.

Thompson says he's innocent of all of it. Thompson’s attorney Clark Brewster: "I speak for the judge and his family when I say we are sad it's come to this point. There has been so much rumor and speculation about this case that the only good thing about charges being filed is that the truth will finally come out."

Thompson will be booked into jail Thursday then released on his own recognizance.

His next court date is in March.