FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ A North Dakota district judge accused of sexually harassing a court reporter says he made some mistakes but wasn't interested in an intimate relationship and did not treat the reporter poorly at work.
The North Dakota Judicial Conduct Commission heard testimony Monday on a complaint against East Central District Judge Wickham Corwin, of Fargo.
The court reporter, Lisa Plante, testified that she told Corwin she wasn't interested in having a sexual relationship, but the judge would not drop the subject and made her perform repetitive tasks at work.
Corwin says he made some hurtful and in appropriate remarks, but some of them were meant in jest and he later apologized.
Plante and Corwin have been reassigned and no longer work together.
The hearing is expected to wrap up Tuesday.