Judge wants back behind bench
A MONTANA judge who made disparaging remarks about a teenage sexual-assault victim and issued an unusually light sentence to her attacker last year is asking the state’s Supreme Court to withdraw his suspension.
Judge G. Todd Baugh, who was soundly rebuked when he suggested the 14-year- old victim of a 2008 sexual assault case was “as much in control of the situation” as her assailant, Casey Rambold, contends in court papers filed Friday inaccurate news accounts helped lead to his suspension. The victim killed herself before Rambold was arrested, though it is not clear if the suicide was linked to the assault. Baugh issued a suspended sentence to Rambold.
— Los Angeles Times