BRAD MERRIMAN – JOURNALIST – TACD NEWS – As TACD News reported last month, Former High School teacher Stacy Rambold was sentenced to just 31 days in jail, and 14 years probation, for his rape of a 14 year old student in 2008. The student committed suicide shortly after her 17th birthday. After spending one month in the Montana State Prison at Mule Creek, at 9am today, Stacy Rambold will once again be a free man.
Judge Todd Baugh enraged the community with his comments during the Rambold trial, he stated that the teen girl “seemed older than her chronological age” and she was “as much in control of the situation.” Baugh has since retracted his statements and apologized. The Prosecution continues to appeal the decision claiming it is an illegal sentence under the law. The Prosecution had recommended a 20 year sentence. Judge Baugh stated that he did not know the sentence he handed down was not in accordance with the law, the minimum sentence in the state of Montana for such an offense is at least 2 years in prison.
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