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Montana Judge Regrets Comments on 30-Day Sentence for Teacher Who Raped Teen
ABC ^ | August 28, 2013 | CHRISTINA NG

Posted on 08/29/2013 7:22:23 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota

A Montana judge said he regrets controversial comments he made when he sentenced a former teacher to only 30 days in jail for raping a 14-year-girl who later committed suicide.

District Judge G. Todd Baugh has been the subject of widespread backlash after he said in a Billings, Mont., court that the victim was "older than her chronological age" and "as much control of the situation" as the teacher, according to the Billings Gazette.

"I don't know what I was thinking or trying to say," Baugh later told The Billings Gazette. "It was just stupid and wrong."

Though he voiced regret for his choice of words, however, he stood by the 30-day jail sentence.

Stacey Rambold, 54, a former teacher at Billings Senior High School, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison with all but 31 days suspended and received credit for one day served.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: judge; society
Where do you even start?
1 posted on 08/29/2013 7:22:24 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota

If it was his son, I wonder if the same sentence would have been given


2 posted on 08/29/2013 7:23:22 AM PDT by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

He’s “sorry” because he’s being criticized for it. Obviously he wasn’t sorry when he said it. As a judge he knows you have to be precise and say what you mean.


3 posted on 08/29/2013 7:25:27 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I should have also said WTF was he thinking with that ridiculous sentence? In MT that guy better run and hide because I’m thinking he might get some old fashioned justice.


4 posted on 08/29/2013 7:26:26 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I’ve heard the propaganda over and over that girls mature faster than boys.

Maybe it’s only in a physical sense and not a mental one.

DOH!

Now I’m in trouble!


5 posted on 08/29/2013 7:27:09 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: bestintxas

Well in history there was a Judge Lynch ... sentenced his own son to hang. Hence the term ....


6 posted on 08/29/2013 7:27:56 AM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Someone should tell the jerk that the reduction of the sentence was wrong. Who cares what he said.


7 posted on 08/29/2013 7:28:07 AM PDT by D Rider
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To: LucianOfSamasota; bestintxas

I was stunned when I read about this. The 50 yr old teacher rapes a 14 year old, who later kills herself, and gets 30 days??? The sentence was actually a little longer, but the judge counted the time served (awaiting trial) and commuted the rest.

Can a judge’s sentence be appealed by the victim’s family?


8 posted on 08/29/2013 7:28:47 AM PDT by livius
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To: LucianOfSamasota

This man is an arrogant,unaccountable elitist. The Judiciary has far too much power. The written laws mean little. Judges impose their personal views and prejudices in virtually every case.


9 posted on 08/29/2013 7:29:58 AM PDT by allendale
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That doesn’t excuse having a 50 year old teacher (whom she probably thought she could trust) rape her. She appears to have been somewhat emotionally disturbed and did, in fact, kill herself after this.

But you’re saying this is ok, teach just couldn’t help himself?


10 posted on 08/29/2013 7:30:46 AM PDT by livius
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Here’s hoping Rambold’s 30 days are “life changing,” and his last.


11 posted on 08/29/2013 7:30:50 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

From Roman Polanski, to Miley Cyrus, to this guy, we are getting a glimpse of what the perverts intend will be the next “civil rights movement of our time” and it bodes ill for children.


12 posted on 08/29/2013 7:34:20 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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13 posted on 08/29/2013 7:35:52 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: BenLurkin

Had it been my daughter?

I might be the one on trial.


14 posted on 08/29/2013 7:36:48 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: livius

I’m just commenting on his comment that irked the public. What the teacher did allows no excuses but keep in mind you do have to look at both sides of the equation.

If she was emotionally disturbed how do we know she wasn’t leading him on?

Women aren’t as innocent as society makes them out to be.

Again, it’s no excuse on the teacher’s part.


15 posted on 08/29/2013 7:38:27 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

The judge: Spoke like a pedophile that he no doubt is. “He/She’s older sexually than she really is”, is the statement NAMBLA and other pedophile organizations use to justify the sexual assault of children.


16 posted on 08/29/2013 7:39:56 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

By moving to Impeach the Judge.


17 posted on 08/29/2013 7:46:01 AM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Too bad psychiatry is not a real science, instead of the huge scam it has always been, as it would be helpful to know what is causing this monumental disconnect in logic in today’s society. Maybe it could be prevented or at least fixed.

Liberalism is without a doubt, a mental disorder which renders one incapable of any logic and any rational thinking.

Unfortunately, they, because of their illness, have no clue how stupid they sound nor how stupid they act.


18 posted on 08/29/2013 7:47:55 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Let me translate for the “judge”: “Please, please, please don’t impeach me. I didn’t think anyone would notice my coddling of this despicable pedophile. My only regret is this came to the media’s attention. Well, that, and as a judge I can’t act on my own perverted desires”.


19 posted on 08/29/2013 7:49:22 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Tar....check
Feathers...check.
Mob....check.

Let's roll.

20 posted on 08/29/2013 7:50:50 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: CodeToad

One has to wonder if the Judge isn’t “Protecting one of their own”...


21 posted on 08/29/2013 7:53:22 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Jack Hydrazine
If she was emotionally disturbed how do we know she wasn’t leading him on?

The whole POINT of statutory rape laws, is to make it illegal for adults to have sexual relations with children, WITHOUT REGARD TO whether she was leading him on, or even actively demanding sex from him.

It doesn't matter if she actively tried to rape HIM. He is legally obligated to resist having sex with minors.

22 posted on 08/29/2013 7:56:01 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: MtBaldy

23 posted on 08/29/2013 7:56:32 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Crazy old coot didn’t even follow the guidelines.

Sorry guys out there but with ‘justice’ like this it is hard not to think that a lot of fellows somehow think that rape victims basically are asking for it.


24 posted on 08/29/2013 7:59:20 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: SkyDancer

At least get your history right

‘Charles Lynch (1736-1796) was a Virginia planter, politician, and American revolutionary who headed an irregular court in Virginia to punish Loyalist supporters of the British during the American Revolutionary War. The terms “lynching” and “lynch law” are said by some to derive from his name, but there is no evidence for this.’

If you are going to use stories to tell history you ought to be sure you have them straight


25 posted on 08/29/2013 8:01:46 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: PapaBear3625

Yes, I know that. Like I said, regardless of what she was doing he should have been an adult who could control himself.


26 posted on 08/29/2013 8:03:22 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

The rule of the “Three-Ss” applies here. As soon as he is out of jail...


27 posted on 08/29/2013 8:11:00 AM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: LucianOfSamasota

He deserves to be chastised for that comment, and he deserves 20 years for the sentence he handed down.


28 posted on 08/29/2013 8:12:51 AM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: LaRueLaDue

This problem is not the Pediphile. It’s the incompetent Judge that decided his morals are more important than the rule of law.

The Judge is the one who deserves a life sentence.


29 posted on 08/29/2013 8:48:38 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: LucianOfSamasota

got that right


30 posted on 08/29/2013 10:06:02 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Oh puhleeeze. “How do we know she wasn’t leading him on’????? Get a grip he is 40 n years her senior and was her teacher. DECENCY says keep your pants zipped. That is so disgusting it is even beyond words that are civilized


31 posted on 08/29/2013 10:07:40 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Jack Hydrazine

And for your information (just in case your Mama didn’t tell you) a 14 year old is NOT a woman


32 posted on 08/29/2013 10:08:17 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: montag813

they use to horse whip jack holes like this


33 posted on 08/29/2013 10:08:56 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster
"If you are going to use stories to tell history you ought to be sure you have them straight"

I was thinking of some other judge. In any event, a nicer reply would have been more appropriate. There was no need to get snide about it.

34 posted on 08/29/2013 10:17:10 AM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: SkyDancer

Wasn;t being snide. Sorry you have such thin skin


35 posted on 08/29/2013 10:28:33 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster
If you are going to use stories to tell history you ought to be sure you have them straight

Please tell me then how your statement isn't a snide remark.

36 posted on 08/29/2013 10:32:14 AM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: SkyDancer

I gave you information. If you think that pointing out when someone is factually incorrect is snide so be it


37 posted on 08/29/2013 10:51:22 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: VRWCarea51

“This problem is not the Pediphile. It’s the incompetent Judge that decided his morals are more important than the rule of law.”

Yeah, I don’t know about that. The judge didn’t make the decision in a vacuum. He is also a problem, but the pedophile skated on punishment for rape of a child. That doesn’t get a pass in my book, no matter what the judge did.


38 posted on 08/29/2013 12:46:42 PM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: LaRueLaDue

I didn’t mean it to come across that way. The Pedophile should be neutered then hanged IMHO.

However, the Judge only reinforces this behavior with blaming the 14 year old kid. I don’t care how big her boobs are or what she offered. Even a well balanced 14 year old doesn’t think things thru like an Adult.


39 posted on 08/29/2013 1:13:02 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It doesn’t matter one bit. She was a 14 year old kid.


40 posted on 08/29/2013 1:17:47 PM PDT by CityCenter (Pleading the 5th is just so 1972.)
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41 posted on 08/29/2013 1:19:25 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Nifster

Sometimes an 18 year old is not a woman.
Miley Cyrus acts and looks like a misbehaving child.

She lacks maturity in ever sense of the word including her bony body.


42 posted on 08/29/2013 6:58:53 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Venturer

agreed


43 posted on 08/29/2013 9:01:16 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Venturer

And of course afterward I thought...look at her idiot father and his reaction and you find she doesn’t fall far from the tree


44 posted on 08/29/2013 9:02:00 PM PDT by Nifster
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