Judge Baugh Finally Admits He Was Wrong
In regards to the Stacey Rambold rape case of 14 year old Cherice Moralez and Rambold’s 31 days in prison for committing the crime, Judge Baugh is back in the news.The admission of being “wrong” was only in the fact that he shouldn’t have said, “the teenage victim appeared older than her chronological age.”
In a letter to the state’s Judicial Standards Commission Baugh states,
When coupled with my remarks and the issues surrounding the mandatory minimum sentence, I have failed to promote public confidence in the judiciary and have not avoided the appearance of impropriety.
Baugh expressed that his 31 day sentence of Rambold for rape of a minor was correct but his comments were out of line. As you may recall the victim, Cherice Moralez committed suicide in February of 2010.
Stacey Rambold’s attorney commented that the former high school teacher had already, “suffered by losing his job and getting a divorce.”
The Judicial Standards Commission is now looking into whether Judge Baugh violated any judicial ethics codes.