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Crimes Against Children

Blackfeet woman sentenced for child abuse

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.

September 12, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Missoula man sentenced for sexual abuse

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.

September 12, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Former Montana Army Guardsman pleads guilty to sex crimes

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.

August 27, 2014 5:11 pmLoading…
Woman who left hospital denies forgery charge

Woman who left hospital denies forgery charge

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.

August 27, 2014 2:46 pmLoading…

East Helena infant injured, parents arrested

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.

August 01, 2014 4:20 pmLoading…

Montana man accused of impregnating 11-year-old

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.

July 25, 2014 7:00 amLoading…

Casper man pleads guilty to abusing boy

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a boy.

July 23, 2014 12:10 pmLoading…

5 men face charges in task force child sex sting

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.

February 05, 2014 6:03 pmLoading…

Missoula man sentenced for raping girl at UM

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.

June 28, 2013 8:28 amLoading…

Columbia Falls man sentenced for child abuse

KALISPELL — A 20-year-old Columbia Falls man who injured a 14-month-old girl has been given a five-year suspended sentence.

March 17, 2013 10:26 amLoading…

Wyoming Supreme Court upholds life sentence for man convicted of sex abuse

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.

March 14, 2013 6:11 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Today's Scouting policies focus on child protection

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.

November 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Montana woman hopes to close Rawlins cold case

RAWLINS, Wyo. — If Janet Franson played baseball, she'd be a closer.

September 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Authorities: Sex assault explains homicide secrecy

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.

September 21, 2012 11:36 amLoading…

Georgia man gets 24 yrs on sexual exploitation charges

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.

November 18, 2011 9:25 pmLoading…

Book recounts abduction-slaying of Adam Walsh

“Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America”

March 06, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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