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'Lenient' rape verdict angers US state

Many in Montana call for judge to step down after school teacher gets one-month jail term for raping 14-year-old girl.

Last Modified: 26 Sep 2013 19:21
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Large protests have erupted in the US state of Montana over the "lenient" verdict given to a school teacher, who is set to be released on Thursday after serving just one month in prison for raping a 14-year-old girl.

The judge who sentenced Stacey Rambold, 54, for the 2007 rape of Cherice Moralaz, who committed suicide as the sexual-assault trial was under way, is facing calls from activists to step down from his post.

Al Jazeera's Paul Beben reports from Montana.

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