August 28th, 2013
03:11 AM ET

Girl raped, kills self; rapist gets 30 days

A mother in Montana is outraged that a high school teacher convicted of raping her 14-year-old daughter received only a month in prison - while her daughter took her own life.

"I think this sentence is a joke, a travesty," the mother, Auliea Hanlon, told CNN on Tuesday night, a day after the sentencing.

"People will lose faith in our justice system. I have."

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  1. Rascal Rabble

    this judge and the perp must belong to the same moose club...this judge has failed to perform and should be removed from the bench...very very odd this judge support of
    r a p e of school age child for this perp mode of operation is classic and should have been sent to jail for longer than thirty days...the judge should go jail for his abusing his position for frustrating justice and use of public office to obstruct service of sentence...all his cases should be reviewed and scrutinized...judge's closet should also be investigated as to why is he so sympathetic to crimminal behavior and used his bench to reward a perp who targets and preys on a victims of school age. judges like him are a menace to society and should not be tolerated. montana must be one backwoods,
    barbaric place to live...

    August 28, 2013 at 4:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Rascal Rabble

    she need to contact her state representave...to initate her complaint...every judge including the justices are subjected to the will of the people..,and can be removed...

    August 28, 2013 at 5:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

      Your will is limited to the "low information voters".

      August 28, 2013 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Jeff, even your "low information voters" know this is patently wrong. Surely listeners of Rush have a moral barometer.

      August 28, 2013 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dallas55

    The purpose of government is to regulate aggregations of man – societies. Many segments of US governance have departed far from that. Why have a governing body when they harm more than help? When people lose faith and confidence in jurisprudence, they take the law into their own hands – vigilantism. Earnestly, many jurisdictions would do better without their overpriced underperforming government reps. If you want justice, Ms. Hanlon, you won't find it in a courtroom.

    August 28, 2013 at 8:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Zandie

      Sooooo true @ Dallas55.

      August 28, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    Gee, I wonder why this was a toubled girl, maybe, because this guy is a pediphile? He was a teacher, he should have never crossed the line of teacher – student relationship? He lost his teachers job because of it, yeeah. This judge is a travesty to the judicial system. Shame, shame, and more shame.

    August 28, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Blocked again by the Communist News Network.

    August 28, 2013 at 10:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. banasy©

    Recall this "judge". There aren't any words that I can adequately express my disgust with...
    My sympathy to this poor girl's family.

    August 28, 2013 at 11:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Angela Corey

    @Dallas55. What's your problem?

    August 28, 2013 at 11:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Blocked a second time on the same article by the Communst News Network.

    August 28, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. banasy©

    I suppose I should jump on the "where are all the white leaders decrying this crime" bandwagon, but I won't, because that's the baliwick of silly baiters.

    August 28, 2013 at 11:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. chrissy

    Not me @ 11:36. Its not sad its freaking outrageous. Maybe his fellow prisoners will finish the job since the judge wouldn't

    August 28, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Blocked a third time on the same artical by the Communist News Network. Wondering what's on my mind? You don't want to know.

    August 28, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. saywhat

    blocked right away.

    August 28, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Keep blocking till Jeff Frank (the CNN perp ♡) gets miffed and goes away. HEY. Its your site. Do what you have to do. Right, wrong, indifferent, you will anyways. Why don't you simply block me alltogether, save everybody time.

    August 28, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. chrissy

    @ JF, i don't think its you personnally. But today is alot of trollio activity.

    August 28, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. saywhat

    I don't know whether there is a glitch in their system or some wacko at CNN who takes delight in such mindless actions, but it sure is frustrating.

    August 28, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

      CNN has an unbelievale amount of unchecked power.

      August 28, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

      CNN can exalt people, just as fast as they can crush and destroy somebody's life all in a single blow.

      August 28, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
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