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Gazette opinion: Restoring confidence in state courts

Gazette opinion: Restoring confidence in state courts

There is no good news in the tragic case of the 14-year-old rape victim who committed suicide, her 47-year-old assailant and the judge whose mistakes intensified the outrage.

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Guest opinion: Billings stands up for rape victims, rejects victim blaming

Like so many of you, we were angry last week. We were angry at Judge G. Todd Baugh for his inappropriate comments about a 14-year-old rape victim, and we were angry at a legal system that allowed a rapist to walk away with just 30 days in jail. But as this week has passed, we have come to re…

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Judge's remarks about teenage rape victim spark outrage

Judge's remarks about teenage rape victim spark outrage

A judge’s conclusion that a 14-year-old Billings rape victim was “as much in control of the situation” as her schoolteacher rapist has sparked outrage across the nation.

August 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Former Senior High teacher gets 30 days for rape of student

Former Senior High teacher gets 30 days for rape of student

A Yellowstone County district judge Monday ordered a former Senior High teacher convicted of raping a 14-year-old female student who later committed suicide to spend 30 days in jail.

August 26, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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