OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Two attorneys allege that Oklahoma District Judge Timothy Henderson, in a search warrant affidavit released Monday, brought multiple cases of unsolicited sexual abuse while the Oklahoma State Inquiry Bureau continues to investigate.
“Given my experience in Oklahoma County for the past 15 years, it was no surprise,” said Jacqui Ford, Oklahoma City litigator. “This is the worst-kept secret in the Oklahoma County Courthouse.”
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According to Ford, she was interviewed by OSBI in the investigation. The warrant dates back to 2016, when a lawyer said the undesirable approaches started for the first time and continued for years. The lawyer once said that Henderson called her into his office and “closed the (sic) door, turned her around, kissed her and put her hand on his erect penis (over his clothes).”
The warrant provided more details about other interactions, including undressing Henderson, touching the attorney, and being “dry humping.” The attorney told OSBI investigators that “they didn’t want to get involved with anything Henderson did”.
“Based on that affidavit clearly sound in sexual battery,” said Ford. “We can see that more significant allegations sound like rape or something.”
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As for the reasons it took the attorney years to come forward, the attorneys claim in the documents that they feared for their jobs. The attorney once said that Henderson “mentioned frequently that he always had a gun with him, in his office, in the courtroom and outside the courthouse.”
A second attorney claimed hugs with Henderson turned into him and allegedly bruised her buttocks. She once claimed that she was fondled from behind and forced to kiss him when he touched her inappropriately.
Ford said she also feels Henderson may face lockdown as an attorney.
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“I assume a bar investigation has already started,” said Ford.
Henderson’s attorney sent a statement to KFOR:
“I am confident that the OSBI will provide both sets of communications to the investigating prosecutor – a review of the women’s communications with him will show the willing, consensual nature of the behavior.”
Timothy Henderson’s lawyer
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