Teacher in Montana rape case seeks new hearing
May 16, 2014
BILLINGS — 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.
The high court in April ruled that the original sentence given to former Billings teacher Stacey Dean Rambold was illegal.
Justices cited in part comments from Judge G. Todd Baugh, who said during Rambold's sentencing that the victim shared control over the situation. Under state law, children younger than 16 cannot consent to sexual intercourse.
In a petition for rehearing filed Thursday, Rambold's attorneys acknowledged the girl's role had no bearing on his guilt.
Full story in Monday's Havre Daily News.