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Rambold Released After Serving 31 Days

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Stacey Rambold, the former Billings Senior High teacher, who admitted having sexual contact with a 14-year-old student was released from prison Thursday morning.

Rambold completed the 31 day sentence handed down by Yellowstone County Judge G. Todd Baugh for breaking terms of a deferred prosecution agreement. Rambold returned to the Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Bureau following his release. Chris Evans, Montana Probation and Parole Supervisor, says Rambold will now once again make Billings his home.

Rambold is a registered sex offender with 59 probation conditions.

"He cannot use the Internet without it being monitored by a probation or parole officer or approved. Cannot have a cell phone with Internet capability. Cannot be around children without an approved chaperone," says Evans.

In addition to the conditions, Rambold will undergo a lengthy assessment to determine how often he will have to check in with his probation officer.

"There are six different levels where somebody could be placed as far as how often does that probation officer make contacts with him or what we call collateral contacts," says Evans.

That assessment is based on his history and the crime he committed. According to Evans, Rambold is likely to be classified in level one or two, with level one being the strictest of supervision levels. Part of Rambold's probation will also require him to have a sex offender therapist.

But in the eyes of the victim's mother, 31 days in prison and a nearly 15 year probation sentence is just not enough.

"I haven't seen justice yet. 30 days isn't justice. We'll see what happens and apparently with the courts anything can happen. But hopefully the Supreme Court will set it right because I haven't seen any justice," says Auliea Hanlon, mother of the victim, Cherice Moralez.

The State filed an intent to appeal but still have not filed the official appeal. The Attorney General's office says a decision on that appeal by the Supreme Court can be expected sometime in 2014. Yellowstone County District Attorney Scott Twito says a 20 year sentence with 10 years suspended would be appropriate.

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