Illinois judge who reversed sex offender’s conviction is reassigned
Adams County Judge Robert Adrian first made headlines earlier this month, after he overturned the conviction of an 18- year-old who had been found guilty in the sexual assault of a 16- year-old girl last year. - Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS

The Illinois judge who sparked outrage after reversing a sex offender’s conviction has been reassigned. According to the Quincy Herald-Whig newspaper, on Thursday Adams County Judge Robert Adrian was removed from presiding criminal cases and reassigned to civil cases — including small claims, legal matters and probate dockets. Adrian first made headlines earlier this month, after he overturned the conviction of 18-year-old Drew Clinton, who had been found guilty in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl last year. According to court documents, the teenager said that she was sexually assaulte...