30 Days In Prison Is Enough for Rapist, Defense Attorneys Say

Original Article:
Published in Huffington Post by Matthew Brown on March 1, 2014

Montana NOW is protesting a Montana judge’s decision to sentence a teacher to only 30 days in jail for raping a student. The sentence is so light likely because of the illusion of shared blame promoted in the courtroom, as Judge G. Todd Baugh insisted the victim “appeared older than her chronological age” and “was probably as much in control of the situation as the defendant,” despite her being 14 years old.

“They are comparing the victim to a sex offender, and that’s not OK,” Marian Bradley, president of the Montana NOW chapter, said.