Judge asks teenage rape victim why she didn’t keep her legs together to prevent attackBy Mason White 10:48 AM November 11, 2015
|Judge Robin Camp|
By: Mahesh Sarin
A judge is under fire after allegedly blaming a rape victim for the attack by asking her why she didn’t keep her legs together, according to the Canadian Judicial Council.
Four law professors of the Dalhousie University, filed a complaint against Alberta Provincial Court Judge Robin Camp, after showing a pattern of being dismissive of sexual assault laws.
The latest incident involved a 19-year-old woman who was raped during a house party.
The woman called the police to say that a man of Calgary, put her on a bathroom sink and raped her while her friends were partying in the home.
In Court, Camp asked the woman why she could not keep her knees together. He also asked her why she didn’t slide into the sink in order to prevent the attack.
The Federal Court issued a statement, saying that Camp is fully cooperating with the review and will not be assigned new cases related to sexual assault.
Camp issued a statement, apologizing for causing deep and significant pain to the complainant and all the women he deterred from reporting sexual abuse.