Former Creek County judge pleads not guilty to indecent exposure charges

Thursday, January 26th 2006, 10:50 am
By: News On 6

BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) -- A former judge pleaded not guilty today to indecent exposure charges.

Donald Thompson made the plea Thursday in Creek County District Court.

Thompson is charged with four counts of indecent exposure and one count alleging misuse of a state computer. Thompson's former court clerk has testified that the judge often masturbated during trials and once shaved his pubic area while on the bench.

The court clerk's office said a trial date for Thompson won't be set until May. Thompson spent more than 20 years on the bench before stepping down in August 2004.