Crimes Against Children
CASPER, Wyo. — Police suspect that a Casper woman rolled a hot saucepan on an infant’s face and shook the baby with enough force to require trauma care.
GREAT FALLS — A Blackfeet Reservation woman who pleaded guilty to assault and child abuse after her 8-month-old foster daughter was beaten so badly that the girl suffered permanent injuries has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
KALISPELL — A 24-year-old Missoula man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for trying to solicit nude photographs from teenage girls in 2011 and 2012 by saying he was a female wedding photographer and wanted them to model for him.
HELENA — A former Montana Army National Guard soldier who fled the country to avoid trial has pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of children and bail jumping.
ANACONDA — A 29-year-old woman who fled the Anaconda hospital after she and her newborn tested positive for methamphetamine has pleaded not guilty to a forgery charge that alleges she checked into the hospital using her sister's name.
HELENA — Two East Helena residents were arrested Thursday after their 8-week-old baby was treated at a local hospital for a slew of injuries.
HAMILTON — A 55-year-old man is charged with four felony sex crimes, including an allegation that he raped and 11-year-old girl and got her pregnant.
CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a boy.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A child sex sting operation by the Wyoming Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has resulted in federal felony charges against five men.
MISSOULA — An 18-year-old Missoula man has been sentenced to five years with the Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl during a night of drinking.
KALISPELL — A 20-year-old Columbia Falls man who injured a 14-month-old girl has been given a five-year suspended sentence.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a sentence of life without parole for a Rock Springs man convicted of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.
Nearly 100 years ago — decades before electronic record-keeping or FBI criminal background checks — the Boy Scouts of America devised its own system of files to keep out those who might try to harm children.
RAWLINS, Wyo. — If Janet Franson played baseball, she'd be a closer.
LANDER, Wyo. — Authorities in Fremont County have confirmed they are relying on a state law that allows restricting information about sexual assaults to withhold the names of both the victim and suspect in a recent homicide.
HELENA — A 36-year-old Georgia man who coerced a 10-year-old Helena boy into sending sexually explicit videos of himself has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison.
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