Canada judge asks alleged rape survivor: "Why couldn't you keep your knees together?"

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Ottawa, July 11: A judge of Canada's Federal Court recently faced flak after he allegedly asked an alleged rape survivor: "Why couldn't you keep your knees together?"

Justice Robin Camp, who is now struggling to save his job, later acknowledged that his comments were indeed "hurtful" but reiterated that training and counselling would make him a better judge and that he should not be ousted from his position.



Camp will defend himself before the Canadian Judicial Council comprising five judges and counsellors in an upcoming hearing.

The veteran judge was charged with six allegations of misconduct following a public protest over his remarks in the 2014 rape case, reported the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

The case involved a 19-year-old woman who accused one Scott Wagner of raping her over a bathroom sink at a house party. Hearing the case, camp even asked the woman why she couldn't sink her bottom into the basin to avoid being penetrated.

Camp had acquitted Wagner but a new trial has been ordered against the latter who has been re-arrested.

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