BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana prison officials released a former high school teacher Thursday after he completed a 30-day sentence for rape that is under review by the state’s high court and has prompted critics to call for the removal of the judge who oversaw the case.

Stacey Rambold, 54, left the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge after serving the term handed down by District Judge G. Todd Baughof Billings for the 2007 rape of 14-year-oldCherice Moralez.

The judge drew outrage last month over the leniency of the sentence and comments he made that appeared to pin some of the blame on Moralez.

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