Judge in ‘knees to­gether’ case seeks re­view

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

OT­TAWA — A Cal­gary judge who could lose his job af­ter ask­ing a sex­ual as­sault com­plainant why she couldn’t keep her knees to­gether is ask­ing for a ju­di­cial re­view in his case. Jus­tice Robin Camp wants to ad­dress the Cana­dian Ju­di­cial Coun­cil af­ter the ac­cused in the orig­i­nal trial was ac­quit­ted again in a re­trial. In court doc­u­ments filed this week, Camp says the coun­cil re­fused his re­quest to speak to the coun­cil, so he is ask­ing the Fed­eral Court to in­ter­vene. A dis­ci­plinary panel of the coun­cil has rec­om­mended Camp lose his job af­ter his con­tro­ver­sial com­ments to the fe­male com­plainant in the orig­i­nal sex­ual as­sault trial of Alexan­der Wa­gar. Camp found Wa­gar not guilty, but the Ap­peal Court or­dered a new trial and last month Wager was ac­quit­ted again. Camp is cur­rently wait­ing to see if the coun­cil will agree with the dis­ci­plinary panel’s de­ci­sion and rec­om­mend that he be re­moved from the bench.

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