The women said they were reluctant to do so, but it would have been awkward to say "no" to the 70-year-old man they described as a "grandfatherly figure."
"What happened later was a crime when he inappropriately touched us," the statement said. "What occurred was more serious than was reported."
The women said they decided not to speak out or take legal action because of their experience that the victim often becomes the target of criticism in sex crimes.
The incident came to light anyway after Nix made an admission to the Daily Journal. As a result, Nix submitted a letter of resignation to Gov. Sonny Perdue Tuesday. He will step down on his 71st birthday Oct. 4. His term was set to expire in 2012.
Tom Cauthorn, an attorney for Nix, said Thursday that the judge does not want comment further on the matter.
It's not known if Nix's behavior is under investigation. The Judicial Qualifications Commission, the state agency that investigates misconduct involving judges, keeps all complaints confidential until they are resolved or closed.