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August 30th, 2013
10:32 PM ET

New protests over 30-day sentence for rape

Protesters gathered again Friday demanding a Montana judge resign after he sentenced a former teacher to a month in prison for raping his 14-year old student. The teenager later took her life.

The movement to remove the judge comes as prosecutors are working on a potential appeal that could put this former teacher behind bars for at least two years.

OutFront: Kyung Lah, who first reported the story about the potential appeal and Criminal Defense attorney and CNN Legal Analyst Danny Cevallos.


Filed under: Justice • Montana teen rape case • News
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  1. photografr7

    I agree with the protest, but I never knew sentencing could be appealed. If that were to happen, what would happen if every sentencing was appealed, it would jam up the legal system for years. Seeking to have the judge disbarred seems to me to be a better option.

    August 31, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Reply

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