Judge Robert Adrian reassigned to civil cases

Judge Robert Adrian presides over court in this Aug. 26, 2020, file photo. Adrian was reassigned to civil matters after an administrative order was filed by Chief Judge Frank McCartney.

QUINCY — An Adams County Judge under fire for comments he made during a sexual assault case is no longer presiding over a criminal court docket.

An administrative order filed Thursday by Judge Frank McCartney, chief judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, assigned Judge Robert Adrian to small claims, legal matters and probate dockets, as well as other civil cases as assigned effective immediately.