BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for a former Montana teacher who raped a 14-year-old student say his 30 days in prison were enough, despite claims that a judge had ordered an overly lenient sentence.
Prosecutors contend freed rapist Stacey Dean Rambold of Billings should have served a minimum of four years after pleading guilty. They want to send him back to prison.
His attorneys filed papers on Friday with the state Supreme Court arguing the original sentence was appropriate.
They say the state missed its chance to appeal by not raising the issue during an August sentencing hearing.
Montana's Judicial Standards Commission says the judge in the case — G. Todd Baugh of Billings — should be censured for imposing an unlawful sentence and blaming the child victim.