BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – A judge in Argentina criticized for reducing the sentence of a convicted child abuser because the 6-year-old victim supposedly showed signs of being gay has resigned, two days after the other judge linked to the case stepped down.
Judge Sal Llargues announced his decision to resign from the Criminal Appeals Court of Buenos Aires in a letter Wednesday to the province's Supreme Court. Judge Horacio Piombo stepped down Monday.
In a 2014 ruling that recently came to light and prompted calls for their resignations, Piombo and Sal Llargues cut the sentence of Mario Tolosa from six years to 38 months. They ruled his acts should not be considered "gravely outrageous" in legal terms because the boy already "was making a precocious choice" of his sexuality, an apparent reference to homosexuality.