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Washoe Judge Weller fined $2,500 for comments about women

RENO — A family court judge in Reno has been fined $2,500 for making inappropriate remarks about women last year at a meeting on domestic violence.

The Reno Gazette Journal reported Friday Washoe County Judge Charles Weller also was fined $2,500 and ordered to write apology letters and attend training classes.

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline found on Thursday that Weller's comments were "disturbing" and "offensive" and violated his duty to promote trust, impartiality and integrity.

The commission says Weller was at a meeting of the Washoe County Domestic Violence Task Force in February 2017 when he said women should be worried about proposed cuts to the Violence Against Women Act.

According to the ethics complaint, the judge said the cuts "will put women back in their place." He went on to day that meant "the kitchen and the bedroom."