TODAY   |  August 29, 2013

Judge apologizes for comments about rape victim, 14

Judge G. Todd Baugh of Montana apologized for comments during a sentencing on Monday. Baugh sentenced teacher Stacey Rambold to 30 days for the 2008 rape of a student who later committed suicide. During the proceedings, the judge suggested that the 14-year-old victim “had control of the situation” and acted much “older than her chronological age.”

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>> judge apologize for comments he made monday while sentencing a teacher for the rape of a student who later committed suicide. the judge says he demeaned all women when he suggested the 14-year-old victim was older than her chronological age and had as much control of the situation as the teacher. he sentenced the teacher to 15 years and suspended all but 30 days of