• With: Jesse Watters

    This is a RUSH transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," September 17, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

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    O'REILLY: "Back of the Book" segment tonight, "Watters' World." On August 26th, Montana Judge Todd Baugh sentenced 54-year-old Stacey Rambold to just 30 days in prison for raping a 14-year-old girl.


    Tragically, that girl, Cherice Moralez, committed suicide two years after the statutory rape charge. Her mother is saying the crime contributed to the suicide.

    After Judge Baugh rendered the sentence, many Montanans were outraged and Cherice's mother screamed obscenities in the courtroom. The state then moved against Baugh and the sentence may be changed.

    Asked to explain his leniency, Judge Baugh said, quote, "The 14-year- old was as much in control of the situation as her defendant, the adult rapist." Outrageous doesn't even come close.

    Jude Baugh has been running from the press. But Jesse Watters finally caught up with him.



    SARAH GRAVLEE, ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS ANCHOR: Judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced the former senior high teacher --

    JAY KOHN, Q2 CO-ANCHOR: Stacey Rambold will now serve 30 days for raping a 14-year-old student. The student later committed suicide.


    UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 1: For that sentencing, it's really ridiculous.

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE 1: Well, obviously a mistake. It looks like a terrible decision. When he said she was older than a 14-year-old, that makes actually no sense."


    VOICE OF UNIDENTIFIED MALE REPORTER: He suggested in court, a 14- year-old student raped by a senior high school teacher, Stacey Rambold, held at least some responsibility for the rape.


    JESSE WATTERS, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Prosecutors asked for 10 years hard time.

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE 2: Seems like a life sentence. I agree. And certainly, the judge made some comments that were improper, which he admitted.


    G. TODD BAUGH, MONTANA JUDGE: What I said was demeaning to all women. I owe all of our fellow citizens an apology.


    UNIDENTIFIED MALE 3: There's something wrong and I think that the community needs to step up.




    JANINE ALLEN: I talk to him and I put him in a housing unit. He doesn't think it's fair. He doesn't think it's fair. He doesn't like the notoriety in the paper like anybody else.

    UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE 2: I was a 14-year-old that was raped myself. The emotion is overwhelming because it just proves little value we have on our little girls.

    WATTERS: Come here. It's all right.

    Isn't the judge supposed to be trying to protect the public.

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE 4: Should be, yes.

    WATTERS: So, he's sending a message to the young girls that it might be their fault.

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE 5: That's right, that you attract these kind of people to you.


    JEANELLE SLADE, Q2 CO-ANCHOR: Well, community members now calling for a protest and a local judge to resign.


    UNIDENTIFIED MALE 6: Quite honestly, I think the guy is pretty incompetent.

    UNIDENTIFIED MALE 1: This is one bad decision he had made over a long period of time. So, I tend to believe that I think he'll be -- well, he could finish out his term but, reelection, that's a pretty tall order.

    WATTERS: What would you expect the sentence to be for taking advantage of a 14-year-old girl.