Kansas Panel Hears New Case Against Already-Sanctioned Judge

A Kansas judge who’s already been disciplined over allegations that include sexual harassment is facing a second complaint that accuses him of not testifying truthfully in a past hearing over his conduct.

A panel of the state Commission on Judicial Qualifications finished a two-day hearing Tuesday for Sedgwick County District Judge Timothy Henderson.

Henderson was suspended without pay for 90 days earlier this year by the Kansas Supreme Court over allegations that included repeatedly making inappropriate comments to female attorneys and staffers. Another complaint filed last year accuses him of not being candid or truthful in testifying during a hearing last year.

But retired District Judges Jean Schmidt of Shawnee County and Robert Schmisseur of Pratt County testified Tuesday that they never doubted his honesty in their past interactions.