Judge who Asked Reported Rape Victim, ‘Why couldn’t you keep your knees together?’ Faces Hearing

by Leslie Salzillo – After sentencing former Stanford University student, Brock Turner, to only six months in a county for three counts of sexual assault/rape, Judge Aaron Persky’s position on the bench has been petitioned and scrutinized worldwide. Now in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Federal Judge Robin Camp who in 2014, called an alleged rape victim the “accused,” and said should have kept her ‘knees together.” Alison Crawford with CBC reports the 19-year-old said she was raped over a bathroom sink at a house party. Judge Camp also said she should have sunk her bottom down into the sink so the rapist couldn’t penetrate her. Four law professors filed complaints and Camp went to counseling and training about sexual assault, but has since been promoted to a federal judge (while not taking cases). During this case he was a provincial court judge. Camp says he’s better now and has made apologies. His public hearing will take place in September. The aforementioned rape case was appealed and a new trial will be set.  The accused and acquitted rapist in the case...

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