- Associated Press - Thursday, June 26, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A state judge from Forsyth will handle the re-sentencing of a Billings teacher who raped a 14-year-old student after judges in Yellowstone County recused themselves.

The Montana Supreme Court in April ruled the original one-month prison sentence given to former Billings Senior High School teacher Stacey Dean Rambold was too lenient under state law.

Justices removed Judge G. Todd Baugh from the case over his comment that the victim appeared “older than her chronological age.”

It was re-assigned to Judge Mary Jane Knisely for a new sentence, but Knisely said Thursday that she and the other judges in Yellowstone County disqualified themselves.

She says Judge George “Jerry” Huss of Forsyth agreed to take the case. A re-sentencing date has not been set.

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