The judge that was signed to the Stanford rape case has been removed from a new sexual assault case by prosecutors. Judge Aarron Persky has been criticized for his lenient sentencing of Brock Turner. Out of a possible 14 year sentence, Turner was sentenced to six months for the 2015 rape of an unconscious woman.

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The office of Santa Clara District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Tuesday that Persky was being removed from a sexual assault case because they “lacked confidence” that he could “fairly participate.”

The statement from the district attorney’s office states:

“We are disappointed and puzzled at Judge Persky’s unusual decision to unilaterally dismiss a case before the jury could deliberate. After this and the recent turn of events, we lack confidence that Judge Persky can fairly participate in this upcoming hearing in which a male nurse sexually assaulted an anesthetized female patient. This is a rare and carefully considered step for our Office. In the future, we will evaluate each case on its own merits and decide if we should use our legal right to ask for another judge in order to protect public safety and pursue justice.”

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