Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ex-Colorado Judge, Prosecutor Face Discipline For Admitting Having Sex In Judge's Chambers

A judge and a prosecutor face disciplinary hearings after admitting to having sex in the judge's chambers and being together in shower facilities at the Douglas County courthouse.

Grafton M. Biddle, 57, resigned his position on Dec. 18 after rumors began circulating that he was having a romantic relationship with Laurie A. Steinman, 29, the Rocky Mountain News reported in its online edition Monday. Steinman was fired on Dec. 22, the paper reported.

A complaint filed Friday with the Attorney Regulation Council says their affair began during the spring of last year. Both admit to having sex in the judge's chambers and "on a number of occasions Judge Biddle would `sneak' into the women's shower facilities in the courthouse early in the morning."

Biddle does not have a listed number and a message left for Steinman was not immediately returned.

A disciplinary hearing has yet to be scheduled before the state Supreme Court Disciplinary Judge William Lucero. Both face punishment of up to disbarment.

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press.

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