Three 14 year old girls were drunk in Ashburton, when they met up with a 35 year old man. When one of them passed out he put her in the recovery position - then he gave some pot to the remaining girls and raped one of them.
This post isn't about that, this post isn't even about the fact that a jury wouldn't convict him of rape. No this is about the comments Judge Stephen Erber made during sentancing:
"They were silly, vulnerable and very drunk and the major complainant was clearly flirtatious," he said.
"This girl was partly the author of her own misfortune. She managed to get herself drunk.
"She was clearly making up to other men, or boys. This is a clear example of juvenile binge drinking.
That's not even the worst of it - I've Judge before, this isn't the first time he's said vile things about a woman who has been raped. He'll sit on another rape trial, sometime soon, he'll have another opportunity to victim blame, he'll have another experience to make another woman's life just that much worse.
NoteI will have zero tolerance for rape apologists in the comments. I will delete the post and ban your from my blog.