Kansas attorney general acknowledges affair with former assistant

TOPEKA, Kan. _ Attorney General Paul Morrison is acknowledging that he had an extramarital affair with a former top staffer.

But Morrison is denying allegations of sexual harassment lodged by Linda Carter. She's the former director of administration in the Johnson County District Attorney's Office.

The Topeka-Capital Journal reported on the affair Sunday.

Morrison was Johnson County district attorney for 18 years before being elected attorney general last year.

Carter resigned from her job in Johnson County last month, several weeks after filing a civil rights claim with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Carter says the affair began in 2005 and continued after Morrison was sworn in as attorney general.


Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal,