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The Montana Supreme Court Overturns Rambold's Sentence

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The Montana Supreme Court has overturned the controversial one month sentence given to a former Billings high school teacher convicted of raping a 14 year old student.

The court has ordered a new sentence, by a new judge, for Stacey Rambold, who has been free from jail since last fall.

A closer look at state sentencing laws revealed that Rambold must serve a minimum of two years in prison.

The supreme court decided to order a new sentence partly due to remarks made by the original sentencing district judge, who said the victim shared some of the responsibility for the rape, because she looked older than her age. The victim committed suicide while Rambold was awaiting trial.

The office of  Rambold's attorney says he is traveling and not immediately available for comment.

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