Start of former Creek County judge's trial delayed until November
Monday, September 26th 2005, 5:05 AM CDT
BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) -- The start of the indecent exposure trial of a former judge is being delayed until November because the jury pool was put together by a judge who disqualified himself from the case.
The case is now being heard by Judge Allen McCall and McCall agreed with a defense motion that he should be the judge to qualify the jury pool in the case of former Judge
. McCall reset the start of the trial for November 7th.
Thompson faces three counts of indecent exposure for allegedly using a sexual device known as a "penis pump" while presiding over two murder trials and a civil case. Thompson denies the allegations and says the device is a gag gift from a friend.
Thompson is free on bond. If convicted he faces up to ten years in prison and a $20,000 fine on each count and would have to register as a sex offender.