Judge who asked rape victim why she couldn't keep knees together faces removal

A Canadian judge’s position is under review this week for comments he made during a 2014 rape case.

Federal Court Judge Robin Camp was a provincial court judge in a case involving a 19-year-old woman who said she was raped over a sink during a house party.

During the case, Camp asked the victim "why didn't you just sink your bottom down into the basin so he couldn't penetrate you" and "why couldn't you just keep your knees together?" He suggested if she moved her pelvis, she could have avoided him, according to court documents.

He also said, according to the statement of allegations, "wom[e]n want to have sex, particularly if they're drunk" and “sex and pain sometimes go together [...] that’s not necessarily a bad thing.”

Camp has since apologized and said he didn't receive training on sex assault cases prior to the case, CNN reports.

 

Camp's daughter, who said she'd been raped herself, called her father's comments "disgraceful" but said he's not the "insensitive, sexist brute caricatured in the media,"CBC News reports.

The Canadian Judicial Council will decide if Camp will be dismissed over the comments.

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