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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Prosecutor blasts Texas judge who gave probation for rape

Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins in his office in Dallas. State District Judge Jeanine Howard removed herself from a rape case after telling a newspaper she thought the 14-year-old victim "wasn't the victim she claimed to be." Watkins said his prosecutors had pushed for five years' prison time. He also said the judge declined to require Young to follow standard sex offender requirements.