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September 4th, 2013
08:32 PM ET

Montana prosecutors appeal 30-day rape sentence

Montana prosecutors are appealing the 30 day sentence a judge gave a former teacher after he admitted raping his 14 year-old student, who then took her own life.

The state attorney general described the sentence as "illegal," and the judge now concedes, he may have been wrong.

54 year-old Stacy Rambold pleaded guilty to one count of rape and was sentenced to 15 years in prison with all but 31 says of it suspended.

Will the appeal mean more time behind bars?

OutFront: Criminal defense attorney and CNN legal analyst, Danny Cevallos.


Filed under: Justice • Montana teen rape case
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.


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August 29th, 2013
09:39 PM ET

Prosecutors fighting 30-day rape sentence for Montana teacher

There are new developments regarding a Montana judge's decision to sentence a former teacher to a month in prison for raping his 14-year old student – who later killed herself.

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It's a story we've been following, and now prosecutors say they're planning a potential appeal that could put this former teacher behind bars for much longer than 30 days.

CNN's Kyung Lah is OutFront with the new details.


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