Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Strange Justice in Billings, Montana
Stacey Dean Rambold, a former high school teacher in Montana, pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old student. This unfortunate girl killed herself.
The Judge, G. Todd Baugh, sentenced the 54-year-old teacher to 15 years in prison; but suspended all of it except for 30 days. The Judge's comment was that the victim was "older than her chronological age" and was "as much in control of the situation" as the teacher.
What was that old fart thinking? Is the rape of a juvenile so inconsequential nowadays that a mere 30 days would be the sentence? That puts it on the same level as a D.U.I. sentence. I would have thought that the bastard would have deserved a long spell in the prison near Deer Lodge.