Montana judge under fire over lenient rape sentence to retire - official

by Reuters
Tuesday, 7 January 2014 17:32 GMT

Jan 7 (Reuters) - A Montana judge under fire for sentencing a former teacher to 30 days in prison for raping a 14-year-old student who later killed herself is set to retire at the end of this year, a court administrator said on Tuesday.

Montana District Judge G. Todd Baugh, who has admitted he violated judicial codes by suggesting the girl was partly to blame for the rape, has decided not to file for re-election, according to Becky Bird, district court administrator in Billings. Baugh's current term ends at the end of 2014. (Reporting by Laura Zuckerman; Writing by Cynthia Johnston; Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst)

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