HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday publicly reprimanded a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist after suggesting the 14-year-old victim shared some of the responsibility for the crime.
HELENA — A Billings judge who faces suspension for saying a 14-year-old girl appeared "older than her chronological age" during her rapist's sentencing said he believes the penalty is unwarranted and proposed the Montana Supreme Court withdraw it.
The Montana Attorney General's office urged the state Supreme Court on Friday to stand by a recent ruling that would send a former teacher back to prison for raping his 14-year-old student.
A high school teacher who served one month in prison for raping a 14-year-old student is asking the Montana Supreme Court to reconsider a decision that could send him back to prison for at least two more years.
Sometimes the wheels of justice turn at an agonizingly slow pace. Such is the case of the sexual assaults on a 14-year-old Billings high school student perpetrated by a 47-year-old business teacher.
Ramboldis seen after his sentencing.
The Montana State Supreme Court has reversed a district court's decision on sentencing former Billings Senior High teacher Stacey Dean Rambold, who raped one of his freshman students.
A string of home invasion rapes terrified Billings residents for months, comments made by a District Court judge during sentencing in a rape case caused an uproar, and retiring Sen. Max Baucus will be nominated to be ambassador to China.
Advocates for women urged the Montana Supreme Court on Friday to strike down a one-month prison sentence for a former high school teacher convicted of raping a freshman student.
Here’s a hypothetical situation for your consideration: A man breaks a law. When standing before the judge admits he did it, admits it was wrong, then says, “I don’t think it’s appropriate that I be punished.”
A Montana judge says he doesn't deserve to lose his job for commenting that a 14-year-old rape victim appeared "older than her chronological age" when he sentenced her teacher-rapist to just a month in prison.
The Montana Attorney General's Office has asked the state Supreme Court to vacate the 31-day sentence imposed on a Billings teacher who admitted raping one of his students and send the case back to District Court for resentencing.
Unprecedented public fury has engulfed Yellowstone County District Court for the past six weeks.
The furor over the 30-day sentence given to a teacher who raped a 14-year-old girl offers the chance to clean up holes in how the state sentences criminals, a Montana prosecutor said.
Stacey Rambold exits the Montana Probation Office after meeting with his probation officer.
Stacey Rambold, the former Billings teacher whose 30-day sentence for raping a 14-year-old student brought scorn on a Montana judge from across the country, was released Thursday morning from the Montana State Prison.
A former Montana high school teacher due to be released Thursday after serving a 30-day prison sentence for raping a 14-year-old student is "still skating" justice six years after the assault, the victim's mother said.
Activists are pushing for the removal of a Montana judge who said a 14-year-old rape victim was "older than her chronological age," as the former teacher who raped her is set to be released this week after serving 30 days in prison.