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Russo was taken aback by the criticism of her decision when reached by phone Thursday afternoon, and said no one had raised a complaint with her before called her.

She said that O'Malley's office and Christian's defense lawyers asked her on Monday to set the plea and sentencing hearing for Thursday, once they confirmed they had reached the deal.

"Victims of sexual assault and those who support them in the aftermath of such a traumatic experience deserve a criminal justice system that aids in their healing process, not makes it even more difficult for them to recover," Miller said.

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"For anyone to claim that Judge Russo has not accommodated the attorneys and victims in this case, or any other case, is unfair and the attacks unwarranted," court spokesman Darren Toms said.

Miller and Barajas said the case underscores how little legal rights that victims of crime and their families have as their case moves through the courts.

The judge refused to move the date, and the mother had to choose between giving birth as planned or being a voice for her daughter when her attacker faced justice.

The mother postponed her induction and attended the hearing.

Russo refused to issue a continuance in the hearing where Justin Christian was set to plead guilty and be sentenced on rape, kidnapping, gross sexual imposition, aggravated burglary and abduction charges in the May attack of the woman's daughter and another attempted kidnapping of a child in Lorain.

Russo defended her decision, which drew criticism from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley's office, the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and a national organization for victims advocates. Russo has built a reputation in her 20 years on the bench as a strict enforcer of her schedule.

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A pregnant woman delayed the birth of her seventh child Thursday morning after a Cuyahoga County judge refused to reschedule the plea and sentencing of the man who kidnapped and raped her 6-year-old daughter.