Two N.J. judges under fire after their decisions in two unrelated sex assault cases were made public
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WPIX - "A spokesperson for NJ Courts declined to comment on the controversy, saying the judges involved are barred from speaking about the pending cases under the code of judicial conduct."

via WPIX:

TRENTON, N.J. -- (WPIX) -- Activists and several New Jersey lawmakers are calling for the removal of Monmouth County Judge James Troiano and Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Marcia Silva after critics say they appeared to side with two accused rapists in unrelated cases.

Judge Troiano’s ruling recently made national headlines where he declined to charge a teenage boy accused of rape as an adult because the boy came from what he called a “good family” and was enrolled in “an excellent school.”

That boy, according to court documents, allegedly recorded the assault of the intoxicated 16-year-old victim, sharing it with friends in a group text stating “when your first time is rape.”

In the case overseen by Judge Silva, she also ruled that a 16-year-old boy accused of raping a 12-year-old girl should not be tried as an adult, writing in her ruling “the victim did not suffer any physical or emotional injuries as a result other than the ramifications of losing her virginity.”

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