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Judge Suspended Longer Than 30-Day Rape Sentence

Baugh gets 31 days, will be publicly censured

(Newser) - The Montana judge who said a 14-year-old rape victim was "older than her chronological age" and was "as much in control" as the teacher who had sex with her has received a suspension a day longer than the 30 days he handed down in the case. The Montana... More »

Man's 30-Day Sentence in Girl's Rape Is Bogus: Court

Initial judge, who blamed victim, cited as Montana Supreme Court overturns

(Newser) - Montana's Supreme Court today dumped the jaw-dropping decision of a lower court to sentence a high school teacher to 30 days in the rape of a 14-year-old student. The high court cited Judge Todd Baugh —who suggested that the victim, who later committed suicide, was partly to blame... More »

Ex-Teacher Leaving Jail After 30-Day Rape Sentence

Sentence appealed to Montana high court

(Newser) - It's been a month, and that means confessed rapist Stacey Rambold is leaving prison today following a 30-day sentence that continues to fuel anger. The former teacher faces 14 years and 11 months of probation, CNN reports, and that may not be all: His short sentence, for the rape... More »

Court Won't Allow Judge to Undo Rapist's Sentence

Montana man's 30-day sentence will stand, at least until the appeal

(Newser) - That controversial 30-day sentence handed down to a Montana teacher who had sex with a teenage student won't be changed after all. The state Supreme Court today ruled that Judge G. Todd Baugh—the one who set off an uproar by saying the 14-year-old victim was older than her... More »

Judge 'Misread Law' in 30-Day Rape Sentence

Teacher will get new sentencing hearing

(Newser) - Looks like Montana's Judge Todd Baugh might be better suited to a career that doesn't involve sentencing people. After apologizing and calling himself a "blithering idiot" for remarks he made when sentencing a teacher to just 30 days for raping a 14-year-old student, Baugh has ordered a... More »

Teacher-Student Sex Isn't Necessarily a Crime

Former lawyer argues that 'utter hysteria' over underage cases isn't helping

(Newser) - And the honors for most provocative op-ed go to former lawyer Betsy Karasik, who argues in the Washington Post that the nation must curb its "utter hysteria" over cases involving teachers having sex with underage students: "I don’t believe that all sexual conduct between underage students and... More »

Judge Sorry for Comments on Teen Rape Victim

Billings judge said girl, who later committed suicide, was partly to blame

(Newser) - A Montana judge has apologized for comments he made about a 14-year-old female rape victim that seemed to take the "blame the victim" approach to a new level. "I don't know what I was thinking or trying to say," Judge G. Todd Baugh tells the Billings ... More »

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