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  • FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014, file photo, Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins answers a question during an interview in his office in Dallas. State District Judge Jeanine Howard removed herself from a rape case after telling a newspaper she thought the 14-year-old victim "wasn't the victim she claimed to be." Watkins said his prosecutors had pushed for five years' prison time. He also said the judge declined to require Young to follow standard sex offender requirements such as attending treatment, undergoing an evaluation or staying away from children. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    Prosecutor blasts judge's handling of rape case

    A Dallas judge's handling of a rape case and her suggestion that the 14-year-old victim was lying has outraged the city's top prosecutor, who said the case makes other victims reluctant to help authorities.

  • FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014, file photo, Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins answers a question during an interview in his office in Dallas. State District Judge Jeanine Howard removed herself from a rape case after telling a newspaper she thought the 14-year-old victim "wasn't the victim she claimed to be." Watkins said his prosecutors had pushed for five years' prison time. He also said the judge declined to require Young to follow standard sex offender requirements such as attending treatment, undergoing an evaluation or staying away from children. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    Prosecutor blasts judge's handling of rape case

    A Dallas judge's handling of a rape case and her suggestion that the 14-year-old victim was lying has outraged the city's top prosecutor, who said Monday that the case makes other victims reluctant to help authorities.

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    The Dallas County district attorney said he's "alarmed" by a judge's decision to impose probation against a 20-year-old man who pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old girl.

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