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Letter of the Day: Bad judgment

  • This undated photo shows District Judge G. Todd Baugh presiding at a hearing in Great Falls, Mont. Protesters are calling for the resignation of Baugh, who said a 14-year-old rape victim was "older than her chronological age" and had "as much control of the situation" as her rapist.(AP Photo/Billings Gazette, Larry Mayer)

<b>Bad judgment</b>

EDITOR: Interesting article in Thursday's paper about Montana Judge G. Todd Baugh's apology for his "inappropriate comment" concerning a 14-year-old rape victim. What appears to be missing is the fact that rapist Stacey Rambold was charged with this crime in 2008 and flunked out of a sex offender treatment program, and the victim committed suicide in 2010.

Score: Rambold 31 days, Victim 0.

Punished enough? And let's hope the judge loses his next election.


Fort Bragg

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