Baugh’s penalty includes a public censure as well as 31-day suspension without pay, according to the AP. The Montana Supreme Court wrote Wednesday that Baugh’s comments had eroded confidence in the court system. Chief Justice Mike McGrath added that “there is no place in the Montana judiciary for perpetuating the stereotype that women and girls are responsible for sexual crimes committed against them.”
Rambold eventually pleaded guilty to sexual intercourse without consent. The plea was part of a deal with prosecutors, who expected him to serve 20 years in prison.