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Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

Garbage fees will rise beginning July 1

Garbage fees will rise beginning July 1

When it came time to hike garbage pickup and landfill fees Monday, the Billings City Council chose an option with a smaller initial increase over one that would have increased the charge $2.01 per month beginning July 1.

April 14, 2014 9:59 pmLoading…
Case involving former West coach sent to prosecutors; Nichols' teaching certificate still valid

Case involving former West coach sent to prosecutors; Nichols' teaching certificate still valid

The Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has handed over to federal prosecutors the case involving West High School’s ex-girls basketball coach.

January 09, 2014 6:00 amLoading…
Investigation into ex-coach's computer usage continues

Investigation into ex-coach's computer usage continues

Law enforcement officials are continuing their investigation into the Internet use of last year’s West High girls basketball coach.

August 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Ousted West High coach came to SD2 with strong recommendations

Ousted West High coach came to SD2 with strong recommendations

The West High girls basketball coach and physical-education teacher, who authorities last week revealed was the subject of a federal internet crimes investigation, came to School District 2 highly recommended.

May 22, 2013 8:30 pm Related Loading…
West High teacher is subject of Internet crimes investigation, placed on leave

West High teacher is subject of Internet crimes investigation, placed on leave

A West High teacher and coach was placed on administrative leave Wednesday after it was revealed to School District 2 officials that he is the subject of an FBI Internet and computer usage investigation. 

May 15, 2013 5:15 pmLoading…
Helena man arrested after asking cop posing as dad for photos of 12-year-old son

Helena man arrested after asking cop posing as dad for photos of 12-year-old son

HELENA — A Helena man was arrested Saturday and charged with attempting to meet what he thought was a man and his 12-year-old son for sex.

April 02, 2013 11:42 am Related Loading…

Helena ubstitute teacher faces child porn charge

HELENA — A substitute teacher hired about two weeks ago at Four Georgians Elementary in Helena and who police say downloaded child pornography at home has been charged with felony sexual abuse of children.

November 05, 2011 5:00 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Help your kids be safe, smart on Internet

Last week, while 150 Montanans were gathered in Billings for the Justice for Children Conference, federal authorities in North Carolina arrested a man on charges of sexual exploitation of a 14-year-old Helena girl.

October 30, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

North Carolina man charged with soliciting photos of Helena teen

HELENA -- A North Carolina truck driver suspected of blackmailing a Helena teenager into sending him pornographic photographs has been arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a child.

October 25, 2011 11:34 amLoading…

Bucy targets kids for training on online hazards

HELENA -- If elected attorney general, Democrat Pam Bucy said Monday she will build on an existing effort to teach online safety to middle-school students so they can avoid the future risk of exploitation, harassment, identity theft or worse.

October 17, 2011 5:42 pmLoading…
Billings man charged in sex sting

Billings man charged in sex sting

A Billings man faces federal coercion charges after he was arrested Sunday in Lewistown when, according to authorities, he showed up for a meeting arranged by an undercover officer who had posed as an underage girl in Internet chats.

March 15, 2011 10:45 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Parents can prevent tech crimes against kids

Billings Police Officer George Zorzakis began his talk on child safety by holding up a smart phone for his audience of elementary parents to see.

March 01, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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