NEW YORK (UNITED STATES) - A high-school teacher was sentenced to 31 days in jail for raping a 14-year-old female student who later committed suicide. Stacey Dean Rambold reportedly raped Cherice Morales in 2008. The 49-year-old teacher was charged with three sexual counts and then sentenced to 20 years in jail.
As Buzzfeed reports, Judge Todd Baugh, 66, gave the teacher just a 30-day-sentence because Cherice looked “older than her chronological age.”
As soon as the verdict was read, Cherice’s mother rushed out of the courtroom shoting: “You people suck…Please put him behind bars.” According to Auliea Hanlon, the rape lead her daughter to take her own life. Morales committed suicide in 2010 at the age of 17. At the time, the case was still pending. Cherice’s mother was paid $96,000 by the school district as parts of the unjust death settlement.