FORT WORTH, Texas — A North Texas justice of the peace has been reprimanded by a special court of review for his sexual conduct with an employee.

In a deposition, Tarrant County Justice of the Peace Russell Casey had acknowledged having sexual contact with the woman 10 times. However, he called the court decision “balderdash” in an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The Republican first elected in 2007 is serving a term that expires in January 2019.

Casey began the process to terminate the woman in August 2014. The woman then reported Casey to the county’s human resources department and filed a federal sexual harassment lawsuit against him. That suit was settled.

Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram,

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