Kansas judge resigns ahead of disciplinary hearing
Associated Press - September 10, 2016 3:54 pm
Victim advocates are criticizing a Kansas judge's recent reference to the novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" in an alleged rape case.
A Kansas judge facing a disciplinary hearing related to a sexual-harassment case against him has submitted his resignation and wants the hearing canceled as moot.
The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/2cbU5UN) reports Sedgwick County Judge Timothy Henderson sent a resignation letter Tuesday to Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss and Gov. Sam Brownback. Henderson gave Sunday – Sept. 11 – as his official resignation date.
Henderson lost his re-election bid last month.
The high court last year suspended Henderson for 90 days after finding he committed “wide-ranging” misconduct. The court said that included subjecting multiple female attorneys and staff members to repeated inappropriate, offensive comments.
Henderson is scheduled to appear before the court for a new disciplinary hearing Monday over questions whether he tried to cover up the inappropriate conduct.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com.