Skip to comments.Montana ex-teacher freed after month in jail for raping student
Posted on 09/26/2013 6:27:03 PM PDT by markomalley
A former high school teacher in Montana was released from prison on Thursday after serving just one month for the rape of a 14-year-old student who later killed herself, a corrections department spokeswoman said.
The surprisingly lenient term given Stacey Rambold, 54, for the 2007 rape of Cherice Moralez drew a firestorm of public outrage. The state attorney general has appealed for a longer sentence to the Montana Supreme Court, and several groups are seeking the ouster of District Judge G. Todd Baugh, who handed down the sentence.
The outcry from women's groups was further inflamed by remarks Baugh made during a sentencing hearing. The judge said the teenager seemed older than her years and was "probably as much in control of the situation" as her teacher.
Rambold was released from Montana State Prison at about 10 a.m. local time, said Judy Beck, spokeswoman for the state Corrections Department. He has been registered as a sex offender and must check in with a probation officer in Billings.
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I guess I hadn’t kept up with this case. I thought it turned out that there was a state minimum sentence of a couple of yrs and he would have to serve that time?
Vigilante Justice is not always a bad thing
Rope, lamppost, pervert; some assembly required.
This is outrageous. Why is Montana being this lenient? I thought this was supposed to be a state that still has something resembling actual justice. This is gonna give arrogant leftist elitist East Coast and West Coast megasnobs tons of ammo to use against the red states in general. I am dismayed to say the least that those who presided over this case were willing to give leftist jerkasses that ammo.
This incompetent judge should be thrown off the bench, disbarred if in fact he’s a lawyer and finally spend time in the slammer with this pervert if he has time added to his sentence.
Large cheering crowd
I’ll man the popcorn booth.
The pervert and the scumbag judge who sentenced him need to be hounded out of the company of human beings and driven into the wilderness, there to share the same cave until they die and the coyotes gnaw their bones.
The outcry from women’s groups”
...why is it always women’s groups?! I’m a 55 year old white male, and I’m just as outraged!! This isn’t just a “women’s group” issue!
I believe the judge will soon learn that releasing this monster in a timeframe so close to the public outrage over the sentence, will come home to haunt all concerned.
Eh, switch the sexes around and you have what’s fairly typical as far as sentences are concerned for this type of thing. Also, doubt the suicide had much to do with the affair but more indicative of just how messed up the young girl was to begin with. He was convicted of sexual intercourse without consent which is statutory rape since a person under (16-18 depending on the State) can not legally give consent rather than forcible rape so I would assumed that what ever happened was mutually agreed to. Certainly his life is over as he’s now a convicted sex offender and that will follow him around for the rest of his life.
Critics of a Montana judge who handed down a 30-day sentence to a former teacher convicted of raping a student lodged a formal complaint Tuesday asking for his removal from the bench.
The complaint alleges that District Judge G. Todd Baugh of Billings showed bias and undermined public confidence in the judiciary when he said the 14-year-old victim was “older than her chronological age.”
It also faults Baugh for giving convicted rapist Stacey Rambold a lenient sentence that prosecutors have since appealed as illegal.
Representatives of the Montana National Organization for Women and the group UltraViolet delivered the complaint to the state Judicial Standards Commission in Helena.
If the five-member commission decides Baugh’s actions in the case were biased or otherwise inappropriate, it can send the complaint up to the Montana Supreme Court, which has the power to remove him from the bench.
Thanks...Hopefully this will be referred to the Montana Supreme Court and they’ll remove him from the bench, Montana or no other state should have judges on the bench with these views.
I’m not familiar with the case but just had a few thoughts about what I read.
I can recall way long ago when rape was a capital crime. Other than murder, I can’t think of a more vile crime that could be committed against a woman and I agree with the death sentence. Then the feminist got their dirty mitts on the definition and made a joke of it.
Then their was statutory rape and I honestly don’t recall the penalty but it was also severe. Whether the offender was 14 or 54 didn’t matter, but today it does and that isn’t right. Part of the problem is the sexualization of young children and the schools keep pushing the age lower and lower, and lower it will go as the LGBT perverts push their agenda for child access. The young girl involved here may well have been a victim of this deviant education system as well. There is an age of consent for a reason and to corrupt children before they reach that age is a crime, in my opinion.
The guy committed statutory rape and should pay for that. The girls suicide is tragic but who is responsible for that? Who sexualized a young girl without the emotional maturity to handle the consequences? There is a lot more to this case than meets the eye and I’m sure there are other people that could be implicated and should be punished as well.
Care to pass on some instructions? Don't leave us hanging!
” The state attorney general has appealed for a longer sentence to the Montana Supreme Court”
I don’t get this. Of course I think he should have been given longer time. But he had his trial, was guilty and was sentenced. He served his time. Is he to be recharged and then taken back to court. Somebody please explain why this is not double jeopardy.
What the heck leads you to that assumption? Because she was seduced by her 54 year old teacher -- a much older adult who was in a position of trust? That's mighty poor reasoning, and a mighty low blow. The young woman, the VICTIM, killed herself in the midst of trial preparations in which she would be facing that sicko in court.
// Moralez killed herself in 2010 before the case could go to trial, crippling a prosecution that hinged on her testimony. In a plea deal, Rambold admitted to a single count of rape, while prosecutors postponed the case and agreed to dismiss it if he completed sex offender treatment. //
The scuzzbucket couldn't even be bothered to complete his minimal sex offender treatment. He has no conscience, no remorse. He needs to be put away.
According to this the judge screwed up on the sentencing.
“Baugh’s office has said he has no comment on the complaint. He has acknowledged mishandling the case and that state law mandates a two-year minimum prison term for Rambold. He’s also apologized for the comments he made about Moralez at an Aug. 26 sentencing hearing.”
I expect adults to act like adults, somehow those standards are far too high
Yep, apparently too high, and the judge agrees. Sickos, both of them.
Unfortunately Montana has a lot of libtards. The rural areas are conservative but most of the large cities, the governor (bullock), and their two U.S. senators are all libtard dhimmicrats (tester and baucus). The senate and house of reprehensibles are majority republican.
Who gravitates towards judgeships in such an environment? Libtard perverts.
Not to nit pick with you, but it still looks like it violates the fifth amendment to the U.S. Constitution. What difference should it make if the State screwed up or not. They had their shot at the guy and they blew it. State law says one thing, but it does not trump the Constitution. We are either constitutionalists or we are not. This is not a cafeteria thing where the highest law is abandoned because the State screwed up. They get one shot. If they miss, why should he pay? I repeat that he should have got more time, but the book should be closed. IMHO.
You got it right.
And it should apply double if there's a federal beef under consideration, any insult to the President of the United States or his Attorney General being fully intentional!
im with you but at 55 I dont recall rape ever being capital crime
I think its poor wisdom to lump statuatory rape in with forcible or assault style rape
and to raising consent ages etc
but this case is borderline to more than simple statuatory given his age and hers
even though the world was always full of horny active 14 year old girls
for a man my age to indulge is pretty bad
somewhat worse than simple statuatory but less than forcible
and say charging rape on 18 year old boys with 15-17 year old girls is riduculous
in this world of equal rights and a tawdry culture we have created this sticky wicket of yet more victimhood
gender warriors want their cake and eat it too
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