BRISTOW – Former Creek County Judge Donald Thompson was led from a courtroom in handcuffs in August of 2006, to immediately begin serving a four-year prison term for indecent exposure.
District Judge Charles Allen McCall formally sentenced Thompson to the maximum prison term – four one-year terms, all to be served consecutively.
In doing so, McCall rejected requests from Thompson’s Tulsa attorneys, Clark Brewster and Rob Nigh, that the retired judge be given a suspended sentence or that the four terms be concurrent, in essence a one-year prison term.
A jury on June 29 convicted Thompson of four felony counts of indecent exposure after he was accused of exposing himself by using a penis pump to masturbate during trials in Sapulpa.
The jury recommended a $10,000 fine and a one-year prison term on each of the convictions.
McCall also denied a request from defense attorneys that Thompson remain free on bail while his appeals are heard.
The judge ordered Thompson to be taken into custody immediately after the hearing, although he allowed him about 20 minutes to visit with his family and say his goodbyes.
This began a downward spiral of the ex-judge’s life, and several arrests for drug possession, driving without a valid license, and assorted other misconducts.