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Board Calls for Discipline of Billings Judge Baugh

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Months after Billings District Judge G. Todd Baugh made remarks about a teenage rape victim that caused a national uproar, a judicial oversight board says the 72-year-old judge should be disciplined.

Baugh said the 14-year-old victim of Billings teacher Stacey Rambold was "older than her chronological age" and handed Rambold a one month prison sentence for violating the terms of his probation.

The Montana Judicial Standards Commission filed a formal complaint Tuesday with the state, but does not specify what disciplinary action should be taken.

Commission attorney Malin Stearns Johnson says Baugh eroded public confidence in the courts with his statements and other actions in the case.

Johnson also says the prison sentence given to rapist and former teacher Stacey Rambold was "overly lenient."

Not long after he made the remarks, Baugh apologized for what he said.

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