Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) released the following statement Wednesday in response to recent comments from New Jersey Superior Court Judge Marcia Silva in sexual assault case ruling:
“Judge Silva’s comments are egregious and incomprehensible. Her decision displays archaic thinking as well as a failure to demonstrate compassion or understanding of who was the victim and who was the predator in this situation.
“It is without a doubt her decision making does not align with the high ethical standards our judicial system is known for and held to here in New Jersey. She has made an utter misjudgment that is far beyond unacceptable and deserves immediate corrective action. We cannot afford such inappropriate opinions to impact our residents’ faith in a justice system that is meant to work for them.”