Mar 09, 2017

By Bob Komsic

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Federal Court Justice Robin Camp, who’s become known as the ”knees together” judge for remarks in a 2014 sex assault trial, has submitted his resignation after the Canadian Judicial Council recommended he be removed from the bench.
The CJC announced Thursday it found ”that the judge’s conduct, viewed in its totality and in light of all of its consequences, was so manifestly and profoundly destructive of the concept of impartiality, integrity and independence of the judicial role that public confidence is sufficiently undermined to render the judge incapable of executing the judicial office.”
Then in a statement from his lawyer, Camp announced he was resigning effective Friday.
”I would like to express my sincere apology to everyone who was hurt by my comments during the (sex assault) trial.  I thank everyone who was generous and kind to me and my family in the last 15 months.”
Court documents from the 2014 trial show Camp, then a provincial court judge, called the complainant ”the accused” a number of times and also told the young woman ”pain and sex sometimes go together” and asked why she didn’t just keep her ”knees together.”
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