The New Jersey judge who urged leniency for a teenage boy accused of sexual assault because the boy came from a "good family" has faced death threats in recent days as fierce public backlash mounts.

Officials are calling for his resignation, petitions are circulating that demand he be disbarred, a protest has been scheduled for this week and threats of violence are pouring in — including the threat of rape, according to people who have spoken to the judge, James Troiano.

Troiano's comments led to a nationwide outcry and were seen as proof that the legal system had different rules

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