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Mont. judge's apology rejected by victim's mother

By Associated Press
Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:37:30 AM MST
Updated On: Aug 29 2013 02:22:20 PM MDT
JUDGE BAUGH
BILLINGS, Mont. -

The mother of a teenage rape victim says a Montana judge is "just covering his butt" after he apologized for saying that her daughter was "older than her chronological age."
    
Auliea Hanlon said District Judge G. Todd Baugh's apology was "irrelevant" because he has stood by the 30-day prison sentence given to rapist and former teacher Stacey Rambold.
    
Hanlon rejected the judge's apology on Thursday as she spoke to an Associated Press reporter during a rally for Baugh's resignation.
    
Her daughter, Cherice Moralez, killed herself before Rambold's case came to trial.
    
The rally packed the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn with hundreds of people, many carrying signs such as "Justice for Cherice" and "14 is 14."
    
Baugh has said he does not intend to resign.