A New Jersey judge is under fire after he rejected a request from prosecutors to charge a 16-year-old suspect in an alleged sexual assault as an adult, writing in a controversial ruling that the teen “comes from a good family” and is a candidate for a “good college.”

The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division overturned the decision of Judge James Troiano, writing in a 14-page opinion obtained by ABC News that Troiano overstepped his authority by making “an independent assessment of the juvenile’s culpability.” READ MORE >>

By Bill Hutchinson, ABC News
Originally Published by ABC News on July 3, 2019