School Teacher Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail for Raping a 14-year-old Student
by Moody Adams "Prosecutors in Billings, Montana are outraged over a 30-day sentence handed down to a teacher who admitted to raping his 14-year-old student", CNN reports. "The girl later took her own life."
As the case worked through the legal system, the girl committed suicide. She was a few weeks shy of her 17th birthday.
"As a result of the sexual assault and its aftermath, (Cherice) experienced severe emotional distress, humiliation and embarrassment and fell into irreversible depression that tragically led to her taking her own life on February 6, 2010," Hanlon said in a complaint filed against Judge Rambold.
Blogger alileu7 says: “I have taught a lot of teenage girls. As they are growing and learning about their bodies, they experiment with a new-found ability to make men walk into lamp-posts. So far, so normal. If you are a teacher, it is your responsibility to recognise that this is part of a young person's development. It is NOT an opportunity for a teacher, or any other adult, to take advantage of the girl. I can't believe I even have to say it. As for the judge, it's embarrassing to share a gender with him.”
Bloggrer shell wrote: “well....a 49 year old (married man at that) has sex with an underage 14yr old....and it's her fault because she "consented"....he's ordered into a "rehab" program....which he then violates....so they take him back to court and give him 30 days out of a 15 yr sentence....and his defense attorney says his client lost enough....his job, his marriage....well boo hoo.....how in the world could such a disgrace of a sentence even be allowed? It is truly a very sad world when we don't even protect our children anymore.”