Light sentencing in rape case could be reversed
A Montana judge's 30-day sentence for a convicted child rapist led to national protests and now the case may be revisited.
If the State Attorney General agrees, then Montana's Supreme Court would be asked to reverse the light sentence Judge Todd Baugh handed down in the case against former Billings school teach Stacey Rambold.
Judge Baugh sentenced Rambold to just 30 days in jail after he broke the terms of his parole for the 2007 rape of then 14-year-old Cherice Moralez.
"The dream scenario for us was that he would be sentenced to 20 years, 10 of those years suspended," said Yellowstone County DA, Scott Twito.
During the sentencing, Judge Baugh said Moralez was "in as much control" as her then 49-year-old rapist and that she "acted older than her chronological age."
Moralez later committed suicide.
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