Judge threatened after lenient ruling for teen accused of rape

A New Jersey judge who said a teenage boy accused of rape should get leniency because he came from a “good family” and received good grades is receiving threats.

Monmouth County Superior Court Judge James Troiano denied a request for a 16-year-old boy accused of raping an intoxicated 16-year-old girl to be tried as an adult in 2018.

Part of his reason for urging leniency in the case was that the boy came from a “good family,” was in an excellent school, and was a candidate for a good college.

Now Troiano and his family are receiving death threats and there have been multiple calls for him to resign, according to