Rape

Judge Who Imposed a 30-Day Sentence For Rape of 14-Year-Old Girl Says the Sentence May Be Illegal

Victim later killed herself

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(CNN) — A 30-day rape sentence given to a teacher who admitted to raping his 14-year-old student may be illegal, according to the Montana judge who imposed it.

The judge scheduled a new hearing for Friday.

"The Defendant shall be present at argument as the Court, if necessary and appropriate, will amend the mandatory minimum portion of the sentence," read a court order filed Tuesday.

It appears the mandatory minimum is two years, not 30 days, the order said.

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