Mother of dead teen gloomily blasts judge for lenient sentence of rapist

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, August 29, 2013 19:18 EDT
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Auliea Hanlon told CNN on Thursday the month-long sentence of her daughter’s admitted rapist and former teacher was “horrific.”

Yellowstone County District Judge G. Todd Baugh suspended all but 30 days of a 15-year sentence for Stacey Dean Rambold, who admitted to raping Cherice Morales when she was 14-years-old.

Baugh said the girl, who later killed herself, was “older than her chronological age” and “as much in control of the situation” as the teacher

“I don’t know what he was thinking. Who is anybody to judge how old someone is? It doesn’t matter how old they act. She was 14,” Hanlon told CNN.

“I just thought he would go to prison, and he didn’t,” she added.

Baugh has apologized for his comments.

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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