Hundreds Rally Against Montana Judge in Rape-Suicide Case
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Billings, Mont., to protest a local judge's light sentence for a rapist whose teenage victim killed herself. The judge sentenced the rapist, a former high school teacher to a month in prison for raping a 14-year-old student. The crowd gathered to call for the judge's resignation as well as a review of the sentencing.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Billings, Mont., on Thursday to protest a local judge's light sentence for a rapist whose teenage victim killed herself.
State District Judge G. Todd Baugh, 71, gained national notoriety this week after sentencing former high school teacher Stacey Dean Rambold, 54, to a month in prison for raping a 14-year-old student. The rest of Rambold's 15-year sentence was suspended, which means he would serve his term outside of prison.
The crowd gathered Thursday to call for Baugh's resignation as well as a review of the sentence after his comments that the teen was “older than her chronological age” and “as much in control of the situation” as her teacher was.
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