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A Bridger area man earlier accused of felony sex crimes against a child is now facing new charges, with prosecutors identifying one additional victim.

Gene Deveraux now faces six felony sex charges, up from the three prosecutors originally filed in January 2017. The new charges are the result of follow-up investigation and were filed in March. Deveraux has pleaded not guilty to all counts.

The case is being tried in Carbon County District Court. 

Deveraux repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted the two victims over the course of seven years, according to charging documents. One of the victims was six years old when the abuse began.

Deveraux is currently out on bond.

After denying the original charges in January 2017, Deveraux posted a $100,000 surety bond.

He then racked up six violations to his release conditions, prosecutors say, including attending a party hosted by the friend of one of his alleged victims, where he reportedly glared at the girl and mingled with others in close proximity.

He also drove by the home of one of the alleged victims’ family members and confronted the man on a separate occasion while driving alongside him, yelling and pointing his hand like a gun, according to documents filed by the prosecution.

In January, Deveraux drove to a Billings elementary school where one of the alleged victims’ relatives was parked, waiting to pick up a child from school, and pointed at the woman, mouthing what she thought were the words, “You’re next.” Deveraux parked his car and stayed long enough for a witness to photograph him, prosecutors say. He is not allowed contact with minors under the terms of his release. 

After having his release revoked for the violations, Deveraux later posted another $50,000 surety bond.

If convicted on all counts, Deveraux faces the possibility of multiple terms of life imprisonment. A trial is set for Sept. 24.


Justice Reporter

Justice reporter for the Billings Gazette.