In 2008, Superior Court Judge Derek G. Johnson denied a prosecutor’s call to impose a 16-year prison term on Metin Gurel, who had been convicted of rape, forcible oral copulation, domestic battery, stalking and making threats against his former live-in girlfriend.
Instead, Johnson imposed a six year sentence, and was quoted as saying, “”If someone doesn’t want to have sexual intercourse, the body shuts down. The body will not permit that to happen unless a lot of damage is inflicted, and we heard nothing about that in this case. “That tells me that the victim in this case, although she wasn’t necessarily willing, she didn’t put up a fight.”
Johnson has since been “publicly admonished” by the Commission on Judicial Performance. Not removed, not put on leave, publicly admonished.
I wonder what Johnson would say if it was his sister, daughter, or wife who had been raped. I bet it would count then.