Judge urged to step down for sparing sex offender jail time

When a local judge makes a ruling in a criminal case, it usually remains just a local news story. But a recent ruling by a Franklin County judge in a case involving rape has become a statewide and even a national story. That’s because neighbors, state officials, and national news commentators have mounted a campaign to force the judge to step down off the bench. Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen files this report.

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