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Another felony convicted requires new trial due to sex scandal, allegation in Oklahoma County Court

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The second felony conviction was request a new trial for having sex between a former Oklahoma County judge and a prosecutor.

Robert Gifford said: “The court gave him the maximum sentence for each count, 35 years in total.

Gifford’s client, Aaron Thomas Brock, was convicted of robbery with a dangerous weapon in 2018.

Aaron Thomas Brock mugshot
Aaron Thomas Brock, Courtesy: Oklahoma City Police Department

It happened in 2015 at a SW OKC motel. Brock was caught by surveillance cameras while robbing a motel with a knife, while Conspiracy with the salesperson work there.

The judge presides over the case when the trial has been Tim Henderson, and one of the prosecutors was an ADA, who he admitted had been having an affair for about two years.

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Judge Tim Henderson

While he claimed it was consensual, the ADA said in court documents it was not.

Henderson resign from the bench last March.

“The court then, at the request of the state – of the assistant DA, gave no credit for any time served. So all the time he’s sitting around waiting for the day of trial, doesn’t count towards the time he has to receive the maximum penalty,” Gifford said.

He believes that because of the appearance of favoritism bias, Brock deserves a new challenge.

“Anyone by common sense would think it is possible that the judge may have shown some favoritism towards the prosecutor with whom he is in this intimate relationship,” he said.

In the request filed Monday, Gifford references a recent recommendation by a District of Canada judge who believes that a convicted murderer, Robert Hashagen, worth a new try because of that love relationship.

“We were treated extremely unfairly during the trial. At the time, we didn’t know why. I think we have a much better idea of ​​that now,” Benjamin Munda, Hashagen’s attorney, told News 4 last month.

For now, the criminal appeals court will ultimately decide whether Hashagen will get a new trial.

However, the process is a bit different for Brock. He just needs a district judge to set a new trial date.

“I hope an out-of-county judge will be appointed and we will ask for a foreign prosecutor who is not from the district attorney’s office where this prosecutor is from,” Gifford said.

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