County Court-at-Law Judge Christopher Dupuy won custody of his two children after divorcing Adrienne Viterna. But he claims she's now refusing to return them after a weekend visit.
His ex-wife sought the protective order at a child custody hearing Friday. Viterna alleges "acts of abuse" that include planning to kill her.
Dupuy called the allegations a personal attack.
In an unrelated matter, Dupuy was suspended without pay last week after his arrest on charges that include abuse of official capacity and retaliation.
The Texas Attorney General's Office has filed a lawsuit seeking to remove Dupuy permanently from the bench.
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