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Dennis Martin Friedt


A man has admitted to molesting four children as part of a plea deal filed in January.

Dennis Martin Friedt, 61, pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault on Jan. 25. Friedt had originally been charged with one count of sexual intercourse without consent and three counts of sexual assault.

Under a plea deal, the state will recommend 50 years to the Montana State Prison, with 25 suspended, and a 15-year restriction on parole.

Friedt sexually assaulted four children during 2016 and 2017, according to the plea deal. He is accused of buying the children gifts and telling one that the abuse was their “little secret.”

Friedt is being held at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility on bond of $255,000.

A sentencing date has not yet been set.


Justice Reporter

Justice reporter for the Billings Gazette.