- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas man given probation for raping a 14-year-old girl will appear Thursday before a different judge than the one who questioned whether the girl was really a victim.

Sir Young, 20, is scheduled to be in court Thursday morning for a hearing on the conditions of his probation. Prosecutors have asked for a full evaluation and potentially new restrictions for Young, who confessed to raping the girl at a high school even as she told him to stop.

State District Judge Jeanine Howard sentenced him to probation but declined to give him prison time. She also made several departures from typical probation conditions - including giving him an original assignment of 250 hours’ community service at a rape crisis center.

Howard then told The Dallas Morning News that she questioned the girl’s sexual history and her story.

She recused herself from the case a day after the interview was published. Victims’ rights advocates criticized her comments.

State District Judge Carter Thompson will take the case instead.

Prosecutors had asked Howard to give Young five years in prison. While the new judge likely can’t order prison time, the Dallas County district attorney says Thompson can tighten the conditions of Young’s probation, including ordering additional treatment or restrictions around children.

Young’s attorney, Scottie Allen, did not return a phone message.

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins and the victim’s family both expressed outrage at Howard’s sentence and her subsequent comments. Watkins said he thought the case could make victims in other rape cases reluctant to come forward.

The Associated Press generally does not name victims of sexual assault.

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