Judge Jean-Paul Braun suggested that a 17-year-old girl might have welcomed the advances of a 49-year-old taxi driver who allegedly assaulted her

A judge in the Canadian province of Quebec has come under fire after remarking in court that a 17-year-old who said she was sexual assaulted was a “little overweight but has a pretty face” and that she may have been a “bit flattered” by the attention.

The comments, which came to light this week, were made by Judge Jean-Paul Braun in May as he heard allegations of sexual assault against a taxi driver, Carlo Figaro.

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