By Laura Zuckerman Sept 26 (Reuters) - An ex-teacher from Montana is to be re-sentenced on Friday for raping a 14-year-old student, after a court earlier jailed him for only one month in a judgment that outraged women’s rights activists.
Rambold pleaded guilty last year to one count of rape and was sentenced by state judge G. Todd Baugh to 15 years in prison, with all but 31 days suspended and credit for one day served. The sentence was later overturned by Montana justices for being unlawfully lenient.
Baugh was censured by state supreme court justices in July for suggesting Moralez had been “as much in control of the situation” as her then 47-year-old teacher.
We were all pretty outraged over this when it happened. Looks like all that noise and fury counted for something after all.