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.
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.
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.
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.
BOZEMAN — A 70-year-old woman arrested during raids on two Belgrade spas has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor prostitution.
BOZEMAN — A second woman has pleaded guilty to prostitution charges that followed August raids at two Belgrade massage parlors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MISSOULA -- A Minnesota man was sentenced to five years in the Montana State Prison on Wednesday for promoting prostitution in Missoula.
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.
MISSOULA - A man accused along with his brother of running a prostitution ring in Missoula pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Missoula County District Court.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.