Judge’s Decision to Overturn Teen’s Rape Conviction Horrifies Alleged Victim

January 13, 2022

An Illinois judge is facing backlash for reversing the rape conviction of a man who assaulted a teen girl after declaring at the sentencing hearing that the 148 days the man spent in jail was “plenty of punishment.” Drew Clinton, 18, had been found guilty of felony sexually assault in October following a trial that Judge Robert Adrian oversaw, during which his 16-year-old victim said she had been drinking alcohol at a party, passed out in her underwear and awoke to Clinton assaulting her.