California judge criticized in rape sentencing appears headed for recall

Activists hold signs calling for the removal of Judge Aaron Persky from the bench after his controversial sentencing in the Stanford rape case, in San Francisco, California, U.S. June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/Files

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The California judge who drew worldwide condemnation for giving a six-month jail sentence to a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman appeared headed for removal in a recall election on Tuesday, early returns showed. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, a former prosecutor appointed […]

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