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Judge forced to resign after telling rape victim she should have kept her legs together

By Mason White 4:20 PM March 14, 2017
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(Scroll down for video) Judges in Canada, will have to undergo training on the issue of sexual assault after at least two judges allowed rapists to walk free.

This came after federal judge Robin Camp, resigned one hour after the Canadian Judicial Council decided that he would be removed from the bench because he blamed a teenager for being raped and he allowed the rapist to walk free.

Justice Robin Camp of Alberta, was trying a case of a teenager who claimed she was raped by a man during a house party.

The 19-year-old woman called police and said that Alexander Scott Wagar Calgary, raped her on a bathroom sink during the party.

During the trial, the judge asked her why she did not do things to defend herself. Camp asked the victim questions like why she “didn’t keep her knees together” to make it impossible for the man to rape her.

He also asked: “Why didn’t you just sink your bottom down into the sink basin so that he couldn’t penetrate you?”

The judge also berated the victim for not trying hard enough to escape from the 253-pound man. “If you were frightened, you could have screamed,” he said.

Camp told the victim that “women want to have sex particularly when they are drunk.”

He also said that “sex and pain sometimes go together and that is not a bad thing.”

Wagar, who maintained that the sex was consensual, was acquitted. When dismissing the charges against the suspect, the judge called it a “misbehavior” and he then advised Wagar on how he could avoid getting himself into a similar situation in the future.

“You’ve got to be really sure that she’s saying ‘yes,’ so remind yourself every time that you get involved with a girl from now on and tell your friends, OK?” The judge said.

The Court of Criminal Appeal of Alberta, overturned the acquittal and ordered a new trial. It was during this process that the offensive comments from Camp were released in full.

Camp resigned and apologized for offending people. “I would like to express my sincere apology to everyone who was hurt by my comments,” Camp said.

In another case, Judge Gregory Lenehan of Nova Scotia, acquitted a taxi driver after he was charged with sexually assaulting a young woman who was very drunk in his cab.

Lenehan said that “drunk people can consent to having sex.”

People are now calling for Lenehan to be removed from the bench.