Law

GREAT FALLS — A Montana man has been sentenced to 30 years on probation for sexually assaulting a girl as part of a plea agreement reached by prosecutors who said the girl is too traumatized to testify at trial.

District Judge Elizabeth Best told 36-year-old Jason Faldzinski that he deserved prison time and that she wasn't sure the girl would ever recover.

The Great Falls Tribune reports Faldzinski is required to pay for the girl's counseling for the next 10 years.

Court records say the assaults happened while Faldzinski was teaching the girl how to drive and another time when they were playing cards.

Prosecutors say girl's mother learned of the assaults in November 2016 and went to police.

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