Judge apologizes for comments
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has apologized but says he has no plans to resign after his remarks about a 14-year-old rape victim sparked criticism and protests.
District Judge G. Todd Baugh said he deserves to be chastised for his comments. But he said he stands by his decision to send a former teacher to jail for 30 days for having sex with the girl, who later killed herself.
Baugh said earlier this week that the teenage victim had as much control of the situation as the teacher who raped her.
Protesters planned a rally today outside the Yellowstone County courthouse in Billings to demand that Baugh resign.