N.J. judge who argued teen rape suspect from 'good family' should get leniency has resigned
Added 07-17-19 09:13:01pm EST - “A New Jersey judge who recommended leniency for a teenage rape suspect because he "comes from a good family," sparking outrage among women's rights activists, has resigned from the bench.” - Nydailynews.com
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A New Jersey judge who recommended leniency for a teenage rape suspect because he “comes from a good family,” sparking outrage among women’s rights activists, has resigned from the bench.
Monmouth County Superior Court Judge James Troiano has been recalled from judicial service at his own request, according to a state Supreme Court order issued Wednesday.
The state also ordered more training for judges on how to handle sexual assault, domestic violence, implicit bias and diversity cases.
Troiano has been at the center of a firestorm since he ruled in 2018 that accused rapist Gianmarco Castronovo, now 19, should not be tried as an adult because he “comes from a good family who put him into an excellent school where he was doing extremely well," according to court papers.
According to an account filed in the New Jersey Superior Court appellate division, they were drunk, and he “filmed himself penetrating (her) from behind on his cell phone, displaying her bare torso, and her head hanging down. He forwarded the clip to several friends,” then texted his friends, “[w]hen your first time having sex was rape.”
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