Skip to content

Montana Officials Appeal Teacher’s ‘Lenient’ One-Month Rape Sentence

November 30, 2013

U.S.

Prosecutors are asking the Montana Supreme Court to reconsider the 30-day sentence given to a teacher who raped a 14-year-old girl.

The state’s attorney office filed an appeal Friday, demanding Stacy Rambold serve a longer sentence for the rape of Cherice Moralez after spending just one month in jail. Rambold was released from Montana State Prison in September, the Associated Press reports.

The case gained national attention when District Judge G. Todd Baugh said the victim was “older than her chronological age” in August. The judge later apologized and said he was referring to a videotaped interview with Moralez, which has not been disclosed to the public. Moralez committed suicide before the trial.

State prosecutors argue Rambold’s sentence was illegally lenient and is asking for a new sentence of 20 years in prison with 10 years suspended. The former teacher is on probation through 2028 and is a registered level 1…

View original post 11 more words

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: