Judge's Comments on Rape Case Spark Outrage

Judge's Comments on Rape Case Spark Outrage

A Montana community is demanding a Judge's resignation after his comments regarding a rape case
A protest outside the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings, Montana Thursday demanding a judge's resignation drew hundreds of people.

On Monday Judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced a former teacher at Senior High School to 31 days in jail for the rape of a 14-year-old, but it was his comments during the sentencing that set off a fire storm.

Judge Baugh said the student acted "older than her chronological age", and that "she was as much in control of the situation" as the teacher was.

"Not only in the Billings community, but in the nation and around the world, there is a growing sentiment that we will no longer stand by while individuals speak about victims in this way," said Kate Olp, an organizer of the protest.

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