Great Falls man enters plea in rape case

2014-04-22T09:53:00Z 2014-06-18T10:42:04Z Great Falls man enters plea in rape caseThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 22, 2014 9:53 am  • 

GREAT FALLS — A Great Falls man who was charged with raping four girls between the ages of 12 and 14 has entered an Alford plea to a charge of sexual intercourse without consent.

Kristian Underdahl, 18, entered his plea Friday before District Judge Kenneth Neill. A sentencing date has not been set.

In March, Underdahl pleaded guilty to rape during a separate hearing before District Judge Greg Pinski. Pinski had rejected an Alford plea, under which a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to gain a conviction.

Under the plea agreements, prosecutors will recommend that Underdahl be sentenced to 10 years in prison, followed by 35 years of probation. Pinski scheduled sentencing for May 7 and has told Underdahl he could hand down a longer sentence.

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