Son of famous TV judge is a known friend of the accused man
Judge Judy’s son, Adam Levy has found himself in a spot of hot water, being accused of interfering with a child rape case. Alexandru Hossu, 35, has been accused of twice raping a girl when she was 12 (she is now 15). Sherriff Donald Smith claims that although Levy has recused himself from the case, he is still involved and is still trying to influence the case. Hossu is Levy’s personal trainer and apparently lived at Levy’s address for a period of time.
“He is apparently trying to influence and affect the investigation, which could be perceived as an ethical violation of his official duties and perhaps even as an attempt to undermine it,” said Smith. However, Levy refutes the claims and has stated “My office acted properly in every aspect of the investigation,” whilst accusing the sherriff of making “unfounded allegations and misstatements.” Levy and Smith have clashed in the past over the issue of traffic tickets and how to handle them.
Hossu was arrested last week on the child rape charges. He made a brief appearance in court yesterday (March 26, 2013), Huffington Post report and is due back on May 7. Levy admitted that his family had known Hossu “for years” and so recused himself of the case, though the sherriff claims that decision was already made for him. Judy Shiendlin, Levy’s mother, commented that the attention over Levy’s involvement in the case was distracting from the real issue at the centre of the case; whether o not Hossu is guilty of the crimes that he has been accused of.
Judge Judy: her son is accused of meddling in a child sex case