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Judge 'Misread Law' in 30-Day Rape Sentence

Judge 'Misread Law' in 30-Day Rape Sentence
Posted September 4th, 2013 @ 9:10am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Looks like Montana's Judge Todd Baugh might be better suited to a career that doesn't involve sentencing people. After apologizing and calling himself a "blithering idiot" for remarks he made when sentencing a teacher to just 30 days for raping a 14-year-old student, Baugh has ordered a new hearing after admitting that he believes he misread state law and the teacher should have been sentenced to a minimum of two years, the Missoulian reports.

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