YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — The Northern California district attorney named as a suspect in an arson at his former lover's house will retire.

Dee Dee Baca, the supervising legal secretary in the office of Sutter County District Attorney Carl Adams, said on Tuesday he will step down on Nov. 15.

She said Adams did not give a reason for retiring before completing his eighth term.

Adams has been under intense pressure since August, when he was named in a search warrant affidavit as a suspect in the arson at the home of his former lover, a former paid escort. The woman, Sarah Garibay, has told The Associated Press she does not believe Adams was involved.

Adams is the former president of the California District Attorneys Association. Garibay says the two no longer see each other.