Ex-judge sued for returning teen to sex offender - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Ex-judge sued for returning teen to sex offender

By WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An anti-abortion group is suing a Texas judge who ordered a 15-year-old girl to be returned to a home with her legal guardian, even though she claimed the guardian's convicted sex-offender boyfriend made aggressive advances.

The teen also claimed the couple compelled her to have an abortion.

The lawsuit by The Texas Center for Defense of Life charges retired state District Judge Terrill L. Flenniken with knowingly placing a minor with her former step grandmother, despite her living with a registered sex offender in Caldwell.

It asks the state attorney general to investigate possible criminal charges.

Months after Flenniken's decision, the sex offender, Edward Clinton Lee, shot and killed the guardian and sexually assaulted the teen. He now is serving a life sentence.

Flenniken refused to comment on the lawsuit.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices