Thursday, May 1, 2014
Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy has this post excerpting an AP story and linking to the court's decision regarding the school teacher who got a one-month sentence for statutory rape. In part from the excerpt:
Under state law, children younger than 16 cannot consent to sexual intercourse. Rambold's attorneys insisted in court filings that the original sentence was appropriate, and cited a "lynch mob" mentality following a huge public outcry over the case. Like Baugh, they suggested the girl bore some responsibility and referenced videotaped interviews with her before she committed suicide. Those interviews remain under seal by the court....