A Montana judge has ordered a former Senior High teacher convicted of raping a 14-year-old female student who later committed suicide to spend 30 days in jail, reports the Billings Gazette. Judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced Stacey Dean Rambold, 54, to 15 years in prison, with all but 31 days suspended, for sexual intercourse without consent. The girl’s mother screamed “You people suck!” and stormed out of the courtroom.
Auliea Hanlon testified earlier at the hearing that her daughter’s relationship with Rambold was a “major factor” in her suicide, and she begged the judge to order Rambold to prison. Prosecutor Rod Souza had asked the judge to order Rambold to serve 20 years in prison, with 10 years suspended. Rambold pleaded guilty to the single felony charge in April in a case that began in 2008, when authorities first learned of the sexual relationship between Rambold and the girl, Cherice Morales.