The former teacher who admitted raping his 14-year-old student was released from a Montana prison today after serving 30 days of his 31-day sentence. Stacey Rambold received the lenient sentence last month, after a Montana judge said the victim was “older than her chronological age” and “as much in control of the situation” as Rambold.
Rambold raped Cherice Morales in 2008, when Morales was a student at Billings Senior High School in Billings, Montana. In 2010, while the case was pending, Morales committed suicide. Morale's mother would later say Rambold's assault was a “major factor” in her daughter's suicide
Yellowstone County District Judge G. Todd Baugh's controversial sentence sparked nationwide outrage. A petition calling for his resignation has been signed by more than 170,000 people, and prosecutors have appealed
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