Judge G. Todd Baugh has also been suspended for 30 days for the lenient sentence and for suggesting the victim was partly to blame for her rape because she was "older than her chronological age." She took her own life before the case came to trial.
Stacey Rambold, the teacher, was more than 30 years older than his student at Billings High School. The high court has already granted the state's appeal of Baugh's sentence and a new hearing is scheduled for September.
Baugh refused to comment Tuesday.