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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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September 26th, 2013
08:47 PM ET

Montana rapist free after 1-month in jail

Stacey Rambold was released from prison Thursday after serving just 31 days in prison. The case has drawn national outrage after a judge suspended the former teachers entire 15 year sentence with the exception of one month.

One-month prison sentence ends for Montana rapist

Rambold pleaded guilty to raping his 14-year-old student, Cherice Moralez, who committed suicide before the case ever went to trial. Prosecutors are appealing to the state supreme court.

OutFront: Kyung Lah is in Billlings with the latest.


Filed under: Crime • Justice • Montana teen rape case • News
September 25th, 2013
08:48 PM ET

Montana rapist to go free after 31 days in jail

OutFront Update: Stacey Rambold, the Montana rapist whose teenage victim later committed suicide, has been freed from prison after 31 days.

After serving just 31 days in prison, convicted rapist Stacey Rambold is scheduled to walk out of prison a free man on Thursday.

The 54-year-old former teacher pleaded guilty to raping his 14-year-old student who then killed herself.
The case has drawn national outrage after a Montana judge suspended Rambold's entire 15-year sentence with the exception of just one month.

Our Kyung Lah has been on this story from day one and is Outfront tonight in Billings.


Filed under: Crime • Justice • Montana teen rape case • News
September 6th, 2013
09:26 PM ET

Montana's high court denies do-over for 30-day rape sentence

Montana's Supreme Court blocked a much-anticipated hearing Friday that would have reviewed the outrageous prison sentence for a man who raped his 14-year-old student who later took her own life.

Montana high court blocks hearing to review rapist's 30-day jail sentence

This is a story we've been following since day one.

CNN's Kyung Lah is OutFront in Billings, Montana, with what the decision means for the victim's family's fight for justice.


Filed under: Justice • Montana teen rape case
September 5th, 2013
09:34 PM ET

Montana judge backtracking on 30-day sentence for rape

Will a 30-day sentence for rape stand?

There is last-minute legal wrangling in a case out of Montana that has made headlines around the world. We've been following this story from day one - a high school teacher gets only 30 days in prison for raping his 14-year-old student, who later killed herself.

Now the judge is backtracking on his outrageous sentence but is it too little, too late?

CNN's Kyung Lah is OutFront with more details.


Filed under: Justice • Montana teen rape case
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