Judge who ‘blameed his parents’ while pardoning teenage sex offenders, deprived of criminal jurisdiction
A U.S. District Court judge has been stripped of his prerogative to a criminal trial after he pardoned a teenage boy convicted of raping a girl at the same school at a graduation party.
The Illinois Circuit Court has said it has reassigned Judge Robert Adrian, who has been controversial over a recent sexual assault case, to a small civil case.
Judge Adrian rejected the charges against 18-year-old Drew Clinton, who was accused of sexual assault, at a trial held on the 3rd, saying, “The 148 days of imprisonment since my arrest was a sufficient punishment.”
Clinton, a former football player at Quincy High School in Midwestern Illinois, was arrested and charged with raping Cameron Vaughn, a schoolmate, at a prom after party in May last year. there is.
Under Illinois law, if convicted on a sexual assault charge, a court will sentence you to up to four years in prison.
However, according to a report by the local media ‘Herald-Whig’ citing the trial record, Judge Adrian dismissed the charges in order not to rot in prison for more than four years, saying, “Clinton has already spent five months in prison. He has received sufficient punishment.” The judgment removed the effect of the conviction.
“The fundamental problem lies with parents and teachers who do not lead their children responsibly,” Judge Adrian said.
However, the prosecutor in charge protested, saying, “I have never seen such a judgment in my 40 years of prosecution experience.”
However, in accordance with the principle of unilateral absurdity in the US criminal law, the prosecution cannot re-indict the perpetrator Clinton on the same charge.