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Jury convicts man, 76, of felony DUI

Jury convicts man, 76, of felony DUI

In less than 30 minutes Tuesday morning, a jury reached a unanimous verdict and convicted a 76-year-old man of felony DUI for drunkenly causing a crash in January.

July 22, 2014 2:50 pmLoading…
Wisconsin man charged with human trafficking in N.D.

Wisconsin man charged with human trafficking in N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Wisconsin man is accused of bringing females to North Dakota against their will to engage in prostitution in the state's western oil patch.

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Busby woman gets 10 years for meth, firearm

A Busby woman who admitted selling about a kilo of methamphetamine in three months on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and who hid some of the drug in a body cavity will spend a little more than 10 years in federal prison.

March 25, 2014 2:56 pmLoading…

Kalispell man, 78, fined for prostitution

KALISPELL — A 78-year-old Kalispell man who told police he had had sex with a prostitute after implicating her in the theft of his checkbook has been given a three-year suspended sentence.

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3rd woman pleads guilty in Belgrade prostitution

3rd woman pleads guilty in Belgrade prostitution

BOZEMAN — A 70-year-old woman arrested during raids on two Belgrade spas has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor prostitution.

October 08, 2013 2:50 pm Related Loading…

Belgrade woman pleads guilty to prostitution

BOZEMAN — A second woman has pleaded guilty to prostitution charges that followed August raids at two Belgrade massage parlors.

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AGs want more power to prosecute sex trafficking

AGs want more power to prosecute sex trafficking

HELENA — Attorneys general in Montana and Idaho have joined a national coalition of 49 attorneys general urging Congress to give states more power to investigate and prosecute prostitution and child sex trafficking cases.

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Casper woman arrested for prostitution again

CASPER, Wyo. -- A Casper woman facing a recent prostitution charge experienced a familiar scenario last week after being arrested in the same place for the same crime.

June 24, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Prostitution, rape charges dismissed

Prostitution, rape charges dismissed

KALISPELL — An agreement with prosecutors has led to charges being dismissed against a 45-year-old woman initially charged with forcing a 13-year-old girl into prostitution and rape charges against 34-year-old man police said traded drugs to have sex with the girl on multiple occasions.

April 07, 2013 4:07 pm Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Let’s prevent human trafficking in Montana

Twelve years ago, John Bohlinger, then a state senator from Billings, told his legislative colleagues a shocking story of young Montana women forced into prostitution in our state where low-penalty laws made prosecution of pimps almost impossible.

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Rise of prostitution in Bakken region prompts Montana legislation

Rise of prostitution in Bakken region prompts Montana legislation

HELENA — Montana lawmakers are looking at ways to prevent and punish human trafficking in response to reports of increased prostitution in Eastern Montana communities teeming with people who have come to find work in the Bakken oil boom.

March 24, 2013 9:30 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Montanans, let's unite to stop human trafficking

Human trafficking is happening in the United States, and impacts more than 100,000 American children every year. Today, we write to commemorate National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and introduce bipartisan legislation to protect Montana’s most vulnerable citizens.

January 11, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

Minnesotan sentenced for promoting prostitution in Missoula

MISSOULA -- A Minnesota man was sentenced to five years in the Montana State Prison on Wednesday for promoting prostitution in Missoula.

May 03, 2012 10:15 amLoading…
Missoula man pleads guilty to prostitution charges

Missoula man pleads guilty to prostitution charges

One day after his brother pleaded not guilty to the same charge, a man told Missoula County District Judge Ed McLean that he had promoted prostitution.

March 07, 2012 12:46 pmLoading…
Man pleads not guilty to running Missoula prostitution ring

Man pleads not guilty to running Missoula prostitution ring

MISSOULA - A man accused along with his brother of running a prostitution ring in Missoula pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Missoula County District Court.

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Man denies prostitution charges in Montana

MISSOULA — A man who received a five-year suspended sentence for promoting prostitution in Missoula in 2010 faces the same charge in an alleged ring that crossed state lines.

February 09, 2012 8:39 amLoading…
Sentencing ends Casper prostitution case

Sentencing ends Casper prostitution case

CASPER, Wyo. — An undercover prostitution investigation that netted three arrests last fall in Casper concluded Wednesday when a judge sentenced the final defendant to a year of probation.

February 08, 2012 11:55 pmLoading…
2 spas used for prostitution ring closed

2 spas used for prostitution ring closed

Two Billings spas used for a prostitution ring have been closed by former owners Gregory L. McFarland and his wife, Myong Suk "Suzie" McFarland, who were sentenced on Wednesday to 13 months in federal prison.

February 02, 2012 11:18 am Related Loading…
McFarland sentencing

McFarland sentencing

Myong Suk "Suzie" McFarland and Gregory L. McFarland look for a parking meter Wednesday before walking across the street to the Federal Courthouse in Billings for sentencing on promoting prostitution.

February 01, 2012 6:00 pmLoading…
McFarland

McFarland

Gregory L. McFarland, second from right, and his wife, Myong Suk "Suzie" McFarland, second from left, leave the Federal Courthouse on Wednesday with their attorneys, Vern and Cammi Woodward, after their sentencing for promoting prostitution.

February 01, 2012 4:45 pmLoading…

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