Judge Attempting to Undo 30-Day Sentence in Teen Rape Case

Prosecutors want appeal resolved first


A Montana judge appeared intent on trying to undo his lenient sentence for a teacher who raped a student, even as prosecutors pressed the state Supreme Court on Friday to stop him until their appeal is resolved.

A resentencing hearing was planned later in the day for Stacey Rambold, 54, who pleaded guilty to one count of rape in April.

An emergency petition from the state attorney general's office to block the resentencing was pending before the state Supreme Court after being filed at close of business Thursday.