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Illinois judge removed from criminal cases after he tosses sexual assault conviction for 18-year-old: report

A western Illinois judge was widely criticized last week after he tossed the conviction for an 18-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, saying the 148 days he spent in jail was enough punishment.

As the disapproval mounted, Judge Robert Adrian ordered a prosecutor to leave the courtroom Wednesday because the prosecutor "liked" a post on social media that was critical of the judge, the Quincy Herald-Whig reported.

Chief Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Frank McCartney then removed Adrian from criminal cases Thursday, reassigning Adrian to small claims and civil cases, according to the newspaper.

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