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Judge claims teenage ‘overweight’ sexual assault victim was probably ‘flattered’ by attention from assailant

By Mason White 10:02 AM November 1, 2017
Judge Jean-Paul Braun
Judge Jean-Paul Braun
By: William Martin  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) A judge in Canada is facing backlash after claiming that a teenage overweight sexual assault victim was probably flattered by the attention from her attacker.

Quebec Justice Minister Stephanie Vallee said that the judge’s comments were “unacceptable” and that said she is planning to file a complaint with Quebec’s magistrates council over his actions.

This incident occurred when 49-year-old Carlo Figaro was on trial before Judge Jean-Paul Braun.

Figaro cab driver was accused of forcibly kissing and licking the face of a 17-year-old passenger. When she pushed him away and tried to get out of the car, Figaro touched her breasts and genitals over her clothes.

During Figaro’s trial, Braun suggested that the teen enjoyed getting attention from the handsome older man.

The judge suggested that the victim may have been flattered by the assault because she came from a sheltered background and “she is voluptuous, but she has a pretty face” while Figaro is a good-looking man who doesn’t look his age and “likes to wear cologne.”

He also said that the “consent for kissing someone on the face is not the same as grabbing someone’s backside.”

Ultimately, the judge found Figaro guilty of the charges and said in his ruling that while the victim may not have made it clear that she did not want to be kissed, her body language made it clear that she did not want it.

Figaro has not yet been sentenced but is appealing his conviction.