Judge from Stanford Case Removed from New Sexual Assault Case, Thankfully

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By the request of the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office, Aaron Persky, the judge who ruled on the Stanford rape case, has been removed from a new sexual assault case. The Office filed the request on Tuesday for a case involving a male nurse accused of assaulting an anesthetized female patient.

“We are disappointed and puzzled at Judge Persky’s unusual decision to unilaterally dismiss a case before the jury could deliberate,” the DA’s office said in a statement. “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.”

Best known for his wildly gender- and racially- myopic sentiment that prison would have a “severe impact” on rapist Brock Turner, (and this other unfortunate case in 2011) Persky was also forced to throw out a misdemeanor case recently after at least 10 prospective jurors boycotted from serving under Persky. Weird, as if they want him to do his job or something.