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    Teacher who admitted raping student, 14, who later committed suicide gets just 30 days in jail after judge rules girl was 'older than her years' and 'in control of the situation'

    • Cherice Morales was a troubled 14-year-old high school freshman when teacher Stacey Dean Rambold, then 49, groomed her for sex
    • Cherice killed herself while the case was pending and her mother says the sex abuse by the teacher was 'a major factor' in her suicide
    • Rambold entered a sex offender treatment program, but was kicked out after having unsupervised visits with minors
    • Judge Todd Baugh disagreed with the prosecution of Rambold and handed out a 30 day sentence
    • Prosecutors had asked for 10 years
    • Judge, 66, announced he is running for re-election and is so far unopposed


    'Punished already': Stacey Rambold, 54, allegedly groomed a troubled 14-year-old student for sex


    A Montana teacher who admitted to raping a troubled 14-year-old student who later committed suicide has been given just 30 days in jail after a judge ruled that the girl was more mature than her age and 'just as in control' of the relationship as the teacher.

    Cherice Morales' furious mother stormed out of the courtroom Monday after Judge Todd Baugh handed down the sentence, which was less than 1percent of the 10 years prosecutors had demanded.

    Attorneys for Stacey Dean Rambold, 54, said the teacher has lost his job, his license, his house and his wife and suffered the 'scarlet letter of the Internet' as a result of the allegations. Defense lawyer Jay Lansing said his client had been punished enough for his crime.
    Judge Baugh, 66, - who said he disagreed with the decision to prosecute Rambold after he was kicked out of sex offender treatment program - announced last week that he is running for re-election and is thus far unopposed.

    The Billings Gazette reports that Rambold was arrested in 2008 after police and administrators at Billings Senior High School learned that he had targeted 14-year-old Cherice, a troubled freshman at the school, and groomed her for sex.

    The school district had warned Rambold four years earlier to avoid touching or being alone with female students, it was later revealed. The district paid Cherice's mother $96,000 as part of a wrongful death settlement.

    The teacher, who was then 49, was charged with three counts of sexual intercourse without consent and prosecutors allege he had an ongoing sexual relationship with the girl.


    Tragic: Cherice Morales killed herself just before her 17th birthday while the criminal case against her teacher was pending. As a result, prosecutors had to defer the charges



    It was later revealed that administrators at Billings Senior High School had warned Rambold not to touch female students or be alone with them


    Just before her 17th birthday and while the case on still pending, Cherice killed herself.

    The girl's mother, Auliea Hanlon, says that Rambold's sexual abuse was a 'major factor' in her daughter's suicide.
    The Gazette reports that with the girl's death, prosecutors were forced to defer prosecution. They agreed to dismiss the case if Rambold admitted to one count of rape and agreed to enter a three-stage sex offender treatment program.



    In December, prosecutors revived the case and re-filed charges after they learned that the teacher had been kicked out of the program for having unsupervised visits with minors.
    Rambold's defense lawyer said those minors were his family members.The attorney said Rambold was attending another treatment program and was considered a low risk to re-offend.






    Her fault? Judge Todd Baugh ruled that Cherice was 'older than her chronological age' and that in listening to the girl's police interviews, he came to believe that she was in control of the relationship with her teacher



    Judge Baugh seemed to agree. He said that the former teacher's violations at the sex offender treatment program were not enough to warrant prosecution.
    He also said that when he reviewed taped police interviews with Cherice and concluded that even though she was 35 years younger than Rambold and clearly troubled, she was 'as much in control of the situation' as the teacher, the Gazette reported.

    Judge Baugh also said that Cherice was 'older than her chronological age' - which mitigated Rambold's crimes.

    Ms Hanlon, Cherice's mother, stormed out of the courtroom when the judge handed down the ruling and shouted 'You people suck!' at the judge.
    JUDGE WHO GAVE PREDATOR TEACHER 30 DAYS IS JAIL IS RUNNING FOR FIFTH TERM ON THE BENCH

    Montana District Court Judge G. Todd Baugh announced on Monday that Cherice Morales seemed just as responsible for a sexual relationship with her teacher Stacey Dean Rambold as the teacher was - even though Cherice was troubled and only 14 at the time.

    He also pronounced that the girl, who killed herself two years later, appeared to be 'older than her chronological age.'

    Baugh, 66, is running for a fifth term overseeing cases in Montana's 13th Judicial District. He was first appointed to the bench in 2000 by then-Governor Marc Racicot.

    He announced on August 21 that he is running for re-election. so far, he is running unopposed.





    Read more: Cherice Morales: Teacher Stacey Rambold gets 30 days in jail for raping student, 14, who commuted suicide | Mail Online


    Someone really needs to run against this judge. It doesn't matter whether the judge believed the victim was 'older than her years', she was still only 14 years old and this guy was a teacher, a much older man in a position of power and responsibility who has since proved himself to be a continued danger to young people.
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    This just makes me sick. Judges who came making excuses for predators are a huge problem in this country. That's why all these sick bastards are out roaming the streets, looking for more children to ruin.
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    We have a very similar case going on here at the moment where a 12 month suspended sentence has been sent back to the Court of Appeal to decide if it was unduly lenient (ya think???). In that case a 41 year man was convicted of engaging in sexual activity with a minor, making indecent images of a child and possession of extreme pornographic images. His victim was 13 at the time and described by the judge as being 'predatory' and looking more like 14 or 15 than her real age (because it's such a huge fucking difference and still bloody illegal).

    Paedophile Neil Wilson, 41, who walked free to face Court of Appeal sentence review | Mail Online

    I guess that some judges like to start the slut shaming early...
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    This makes me see every shade of red. OMG!
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    Whenever I read of something like this I always want to question the judge's own 'tastes'.
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    I just can't wrap my head around how these bastards think
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    Sadly not shocking or surprising.... Poor girl

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    It’s not as if it was forcible, beat-up rape': Judge sparks fresh outrage as he tries to DEFEND himself for jailing teacher for just 30 days over rape of student, 14, who then killed herself

    • Cherice Morales was a troubled 14-year-old high school freshman when teacher Stacey Dean Rambold, then 49, groomed her for sex
    • Cherice killed herself while the case was pending and her mother says the sex abuse by the teacher was 'a major factor' in her suicide
    • Judge Todd Baugh ruled that Cherice was 'older than her years' and 'as much in control of the situation as the teacher'
    • Cherice's mother says judge is blaming the victim
    • Judge Todd Baugh later apologized

    PUBLISHED: 23:38, 28 August 2013 | UPDATED: 03:02, 29 August 2013



    The Montana judge who called a 14-year-old girl who was raped by her teacher then killed herself 'older than her years' tried to defend himself by seeming to trivialize the crimes of the instructor he sent to prison for just 30 days, it was revealed.

    'Obviously, a 14-year-old can't consent. I think that people have in mind that this was some violent, forcible, horrible rape,' Judge Todd Baugh told the Billings Gazette. 'It was horrible enough as it is just given her age, but it wasn't this forcible beat-up rape.'

    He later apologized for his words - but not the sentence he handed down, saying it was appropriate based on the specifics of the case.

    Stacey Dean Rambold drew a sentence of just one month in jail even though he admitted to a charge of raping Cherice Morales when she was a troubled high school freshman, age 14, at Billings Senior High School in 2008.

    She later killed herself weeks before her 17th birthday. Her mother said the affair with Rambold was 'a major factor' in her suicide.





    Judge Todd Baugh attempted to defend his remarks about a teenage rape victim by explaining that her sexual contact with a teacher wasn't a 'forcible, beat-up rape'
    *Because that makes all the difference!








    Tragic: Cherice Morales killed herself just before her 17th birthday while the criminal case against her teacher was pending. As a result, prosecutors had to defer the charges

    Cherice's mother stormed out of the courtroom Monday after he handed down the ruling. Auliea Hanlon later accused Judge Baugh of 'blaming the victim' and said the ruling had made her lose her faith in the justice system.

    In the court hearing, Judge Baugh, 66, said that when he reviewed taped police interviews with Cherice and concluded that even though she was 35 years younger than Rambold and clearly troubled, she was 'as much in control of the situation' as the teacher, the Gazette reported.

    Judge Baugh also said that Cherice was 'older than her chronological age' - which mitigated Rambold's crimes.





    Ms Hanlon said she was outraged by the judge's words.

    'As I looked on in disbelief, Judge Baugh stated that our teenage daughter was as much in control of the situation as her teacher was,' she said in a statement.

    'She wasn’t even old enough to get a driver’s license. But Judge Baugh, who never met our daughter, justified the paltry sentence saying she was older than her chronological age.

    Rambold, 54, lost his house, his job, his teaching license and his wife as a result of the charges. His lawyer suggested he had been 'punished enough'



    Fury: Auliea Hanlon, Cherice's mother, said Judge Baugh resorted to 'blaming the victim' and pointed out that her daughter wasn't even old enough to drive a car


    'I guess somehow it makes a rape more acceptable if you blame the victim, even if she was only 14.'
    Outraged Montanans are organizing protests outside the courthouse in Billings and the Montana National Organization for Women has asked the state to investigate whether Rambold's sentence can be made longer.

    Activists have also began calling for challengers to step up and run against the judge, who is seeking a fifth term in office in 2014. He has been unopposed for at least the last two elections.

    On Wednesday, Judge Baugh backtracked and issued an apology.
    'I don't know what I was thinking or trying to say. It was just stupid and wrong,' he told the Gazette.

    He added: 'What I said is demeaning of all women, not what I believe and irrelevant to the sentencing. My apologies to all my fellow citizens.'

    ***cut the repeat of the previous article***
    JUDGE WHO GAVE PREDATOR TEACHER 30 DAYS IS JAIL IS RUNNING FOR FIFTH TERM ON THE BENCH


    Montana District Court Judge G. Todd Baugh announced on Monday that Cherice Morales seemed just as responsible for a sexual relationship with her teacher Stacey Dean Rambold as the teacher was - even though Cherice was troubled and only 14 at the time.

    He also pronounced that the girl, who killed herself two years later, appeared to be 'older than her chronological age.'

    Baugh, 66, is running for a fifth term overseeing cases in Montana's 13th Judicial District. He has been on the bench since 1986.
    He announced on August 21 that he is running for re-election. So far, he is running unopposed.
    He recently told KULR-TV: 'When I was younger I thought, "By golly, by the time I get to be 66, I'll be way old and ready to retire," but then I discovered when I got here that I’m not.'
    If re-elected in 2014, he would serve another six-year term.

    He ran unopposed in 2008 and 2002, state elections records show.

    He is the son of NFL Hall of Fame quarterback 'Slingin'' Sammy Baugh.
    Baugh did not return a call from MailOnline seeking comment on the case.




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    Montana District Judge G. Todd Baugh reads a statement apologizing for remarks he made about a 14-year-old girl raped by a teacher in Billings, Mont., Wednesday Aug. 28, 2013. But Baugh defended the 30-day prison sentence given to the teacher as appropriate. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)





    21 hours ago • By Greg Tuttle


    Twito says Rambold sentence will be reviewed


    Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito said Wednesday his office is reviewing the sentence imposed on former Billings teacher Stacey Rambold for the rape of a 14-year-old student who later committed suicide.
    "I can't instantly appeal this," Twito said, expressing some frustration that his office has recently received what he described as "hate emails."
    "I have no legal authority in Montana whatsoever to appeal a sentence because I disagree with the sentence handed down by the judge," he said.
    If a factual or legal issue is identified, Twito said, the appeal process is set forth in state law.
    Judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced Rambold on Monday to 15 years in prison, with all but 31 days suspended, for felony sexual intercourse without consent. Rambold got credit for one day already served.
    Chief Deputy County Attorney Rod Souza argued at the hearing for a prison sentence of 20 years, with 10 years suspended.
    Baugh explained his sentence in part by saying the victim, Cherice Moralez, was "as much in control of the situation" as Rambold, and the girl was "older than her chronological age."
    The case and the statements by the judge sparked outrage across the country as it was picked up by national and international media outlets.
    Part of that coverage included an Associated Press story earlier this week that implied Twito would not review the Rambold sentence for a possible appeal, which is incorrect, he said.
    Twito said it is standard procedure for his office to review sentences as prosecutors prepare the judgment order, the formal document outlining a defendant's sentence that is later signed by the judge.
    It usually takes several days or longer for the document to be prepared by the County Attorney's Office and then signed by the judge.
    The review by prosecutors as they prepare the document focuses on whether the sentence conforms to the facts of the case and the law, Twito explained.
    "We will review this matter, as we do all matters, as the judgment is prepared," he said. "It's truly what we do in every case."
    Twito said he has already consulted with the appellate division of the Montana Attorney General's Office about the case.





    District Judge G. Todd Baugh issued an apology Wednesday morning for remarks he made about a 14-year-old rape victim.
    "I don't know what I was thinking or trying to say," Baugh told The Billings Gazette. "It was just stupid and wrong."
    Also on Wednesday, Billings School District Superintendent Terry Bouck issued a statement saying he disagrees with the sentence imposed by Baugh.
    The judge's apology comes two days after a sentencing hearing for former Billings Senior High teacher Stacey Rambold, who admitted to raping 14-year-old student Cherice Moralez. The girl later committed suicide.
    At the hearing on Monday, Baugh ordered Rambold to serve 15 years in prison, with all but 31 days suspended, for a single count of sexual intercourse without consent. Rambold received credit for one day already served.
    While explaining the sentence, Baugh said he had reviewed statements Moralez made to investigators before her death and determined that while she was a troubled youth, she also was "as much in control of the situation" as the teacher.
    Baugh also said Moralez was "older than her chronological age."
    Moralez's mother, Auliea Hanlon, was angered by the sentence and stormed out the courtroom, shouting "You people suck!" She testified at the hearing that the rapes of her daughter were a major reason for her suicide, and she asked the judge to send Rambold to prison.
    Hanlon issued a statement Tuesday saying she "looked on in disbelief" at the hearing.
    "I guess somehow it makes a rape more acceptable if you blame the victim, even if she was only 14," Hanlon said in the statement.
    The judge's statements were picked up by numerous national and international news organizations and sparked outrage among many people, including the Montana chapter of the National Organization for Women.
    A petition seeking Baugh's resignation is being circulated, and a protest has been planned for Thursday.

    Bouck, who became the superintendent last year, said that the school district's involvement in the case "ended several years ago."
    In October 2012, a few months after Bouck was hired, the district paid $91,000 to settle a wrongful death claim filed by Moralez's family.
    "What Mr. Rambold did when he was teacher was repugnant and inexcusable," Bouck said. "While I respect our court system, I disagree with the sentence, and I believe Mr. Rambold deserves to spend more time in jail than 30 days."

    Baugh said Wednesday morning he regrets the statements he made during the court hearing. He also submitted a letter to the editor for publication in The Gazette, stating he is "not sure just what I was attempting to say, but it did not come out correct."

    "What I said is demeaning of all women, not what I believe and irrelevant to the sentencing," Baugh said in the letter. "My apologies to all my fellow citizens."
    Baugh said he plans to write an addendum to the court file this week explaining his reasons for the sentence he imposed more thoroughly.

    Baugh told a reporter he believes the 30-day jail sentence was appropriate given the nature of the case. He likened the hearing Monday to a probation violation in which a defendant is re-sentenced for violating terms of a suspended sentence.

    As he did Monday in court, Baugh said Wednesday he believes the violations of the deferred prosecution agreement between Rambold and state prosecutors were not serious enough to warrant a lengthy prison term.

    After serving 30 days in jail, Rambold will be on probation and supervised by state authorities for 15 years, and he will be required to register as a sexual offender.

    Baugh said the outrage that followed reports of his statements during the hearing on Monday were "perfectly understandable."
    In 2008, Rambold was charged with three counts of sexual intercourse without consent for an ongoing sexual relationship with Moralez, a Senior High student.

    Rambold had previously been placed on paid leave from his job as a business and technology teacher after school officials learned of the allegations. He later resigned and surrendered his teaching certificate.

    While the criminal case was pending, Moralez committed suicide, which became a complication for the prosecution of Rambold.
    As a result, Rambold and the Yellowstone County Attorney's Office entered into a deferred prosecution agreement.
    The agreement stated that prosecutors would hold the charges in abeyance on condition that Rambold complete a sex offender treatment program and abide by other conditions, including having no unsupervised contact with minors.

    In addition, Rambold provided a written statement admitting to a single rape charge.
    In December, prosecutors refiled the three felony charges against Rambold after learning he had been terminated from the sex offender treatment program.
    The case then resulted in a plea agreement in which Rambold pleaded guilty to one rape charge and prosecutors dismissed the two remaining charges.

    Rambold was sentenced Monday on the single rape charge.
    At the hearing, prosecutors recommended Rambold receive a sentence of 20 years in prison, with 10 years suspended






    Do these guys attend the same lodge or something????



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    District Judge G. Todd Baugh issued an apology Wednesday morning for remarks he made about a 14-year-old rape victim.
    "I don't know what I was thinking or trying to say," Baugh told The Billings Gazette. "It was just stupid and wrong."


    Yeah because we want people like this having ultimate legal authority over citizens.
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    "In December, prosecutors revived the case and re-filed charges after they learned that the teacher had been kicked out of the program for having unsupervised visits with minors.
    Rambold's defense lawyer said those minors were his family members.The attorney said Rambold was attending another treatment program and was considered a low risk to re-offend. " Oh ok, because sex offenders never violate their own family. Give me a fucking break. That judge is sick.
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    ...but it wasn't this forcible beat-up rape.

    I'd like to cement a super sized dildo in the judge's mouth so he can never say such stupid shit again.
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    Montana, will you run against this asshole please? You don't even need to campaign, just having another choice on the ballot should do it.
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    Just wow on this. I wish I could sign that petition.
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    Oh, I see. It wasn't RAPE rape.


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    ^No, it was good ol, "I overpowered my victim and didn't even have to beat her up, I just preyed on her" rape. Asshole. And that sentence is a joke.
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