Montana District Judge Baugh falls short on rape sentencing
Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013 23:08
District Judge G. Todd Baugh of Billings, Mont. hands down a sentence that the public strongly disagrees with.
A man charged of raping his 14-year-old student only receives a 30 day sentence.
The girl, Cherice Moralez, later killed herself because of the attention she received.
This sentencing is far too light for what happened to Cherice. What makes it worse is that Baugh said Cherice, "seemed older than her chronological age" and was "as much in control of the situation" as the teacher, according to CNN.
Cherice’s mother is right in saying that this will deter other rape victims from coming forward. What Baugh said in his statement is that it is Cherice’s fault which is every rape victims fear.
Baugh later appolagozed for his statement, saying it was not what he meant, Baugh said it can’t be taken back.
Thirty days is not enough for any sort of rape. This sentence needs to be more especially because a life was lost.
According to CNN the public is reacting by starting a petition on change.org to get Baugh fired.