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Montana Supreme Court overturns teacher's one-month rape sentence
April 30th, 2014
02:07 PM ET

Montana Supreme Court overturns teacher's one-month rape sentence

Update: A teacher who was originally sentenced to 31 days for raping a student has been resentenced to nearly 10 years in prison, prosecutor says.

(CNN) - A Montana Supreme Court judge says a former Montana high school teacher should have served more than the 30-days he spent in prison for raping a 14-year-old student.

The judge has ordered a re-sentencing for Stacey Dean Rambold who has been free on probation since serving the 30 days last year.

A judge had previously handed down a 15-year sentence in 2008, in which Rambold would only serve a month in jail and more than 14 years on probation.

The student attended the high school where Rambold taught, and committed suicide before the case went to trial.

Montana rapist free after 1-month in jail

As reported by Erin Burnett OutFront:

The district judge suspended almost his entire sentence because he claimed the 14-year-old girl was "as much in control of the situation" as he was. He added the girl was "older than her chronological age."

Rambold pleaded guilty to raping his student, Cherice Moralez.

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  1. evdebs

    He violated his probation by failing to abide by the simple rules of an outpatient treatment program and by staying away from minors.

    The judge is not running for reelection, but refuses to step down from the bench.

    This child killed herself only after the investigation and court proceedings dragged on for years.

    April 30, 2014 at 4:25 pm | Reply

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