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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:18 PM

Judge who said rape victim should have 'put up a fight' is rebuked

Judge who said rape victim should have 'put up a fight' is rebuked

The state agency that monitors judicial misconduct has publicly admonished an Orange County judge, saying his remarks in a sexual assault case breached judicial ethics and created an impression of bias against the victim.

At a June 2008 sentencing hearing, Superior Court Judge Derek G. Johnson denied a prosecutor’s call to impose a 16-year prison term on Metin Gurel, who had been convicted of rape, forcible oral copulation, domestic battery, stalking and making threats against his former live-in girlfriend.

On the day he raped her, prosecutors said, Gurel had threatened to mutilate her face and vagina with a heated screwdriver.

Johnson decided to impose a six-year sentence.

“I’m not a gynecologist, but I can tell you something,” the judge said, according to documents released Thursday. “If someone doesn’t want to have sexual intercourse, the body shuts down. The body will not permit that to happen unless a lot of damage in inflicted, and we heard nothing about that in this case.

"That tells me that the victim in this case, although she wasn’t necessarily willing, she didn’t put up a fight.”

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/12/judge-slammed-for-outdated-and-biased-remarks-on-rape.html

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The Straight Story Dec 2012 OP
juajen Dec 2012 #1
Ilsa Dec 2012 #2
Drale Dec 2012 #3
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #6
Dirty Socialist Dec 2012 #4
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #5
LiberalFighter Dec 2012 #7

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:22 PM

1. There are no words for this stupid judicial POS.

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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:23 PM

2. I wonder if his body wuld "shut down"

If a hot poker was jammed up his ass?

These pigs are the meanest, stupidest motherfuckers on the planet for believing the bullshit spewed by politicians about Rape.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:25 PM

3. I did not realize Todd Akin had a brother

and that his brother was a judge.

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Response to Drale (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:48 PM

6. that is what I thought.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:27 PM

4. The Judge's Brain Shut Down Years Ago

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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:29 PM

5. Even education and levels of accomplishment can't get rid of STUPID! n/t

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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:07 PM

7. He really needs to be removed from the bench.

There are probably other incidents that would disqualify him from serving.

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