Teacher Released From Prison After Serving 31-Day Sentence for Rape
Stacey Dean Rambold was released from a Montana prison on Thursday after serving a thirty-one day sentence for the rape of a fourteen-year-old girl. Rambold will serve fourteen years of probation.
Rambold’s sentence provoked a massive outcry when it was handed down by Judge G. Todd Baugh, who said that victim Cherice Moralez had “seemed older than her chronological age” and was “as much in control of the situation” as Rambold.
Rambold confessed to raping Moralez, then fourteen, in 2008. Moralez committed suicide before Rambold’s case came to trial.
Prosecutors have appealed the sentence to the Montana Supreme Court, calling it illegal, and multiple women’s organizations have filed a formal complaint against Baugh with the judicial review board. Baugh has apologized for the sentence and his comments, but indicated he will seek another term next year.
Watch a segment from CNN on Rambold below:
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