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Gazette opinion: Convicted serial rapist forfeits his freedom forever

Gazette opinion: Convicted serial rapist forfeits his freedom forever

Fourteen months after our community learned that a serial rapist had attacked several young women in their homes, he has been sentenced to 22 consecutive life terms, plus 60 years and 6 months.

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New Mexico woman testifies at Griego sentencing

New Mexico woman testifies at Griego sentencing

New Mexico resident Kelley Hollingsworth testifies Friday about being sexually assaulted in 1997 by serial rapist Toby Griego. Judge Russell C. Fagg gave Griego 22 sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole for raping three women in Billings and attempting to rape a fourth.

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Judge Fagg sentences serial rapist to life in prison

Judge Fagg sentences serial rapist to life in prison

District Judge Russell C. Fagg on Friday gives serial rapist Toby Eugene Griego 22 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for raping three women and attempting to rape a fourth. 

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'I’ve never seen a more dangerous criminal': Serial rapist gets 22 consecutive life terms

'I’ve never seen a more dangerous criminal': Serial rapist gets 22 consecutive life terms

Shortly after noon Friday, a Billings judge sentenced convicted serial rapist Toby Eugene Griego to 22 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole, plus 60 years and six months, for raping three women and attempting to rape a fourth last year.

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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.

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Live coverage: Griego sentencing

Live coverage: Griego sentencing

Follow along live as The Gazette cover the Toby Griego sentencing. Griego was convicted April 18 on 27 counts, including 10 counts of rape.

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'He is a sociopath': State seeking 23 consecutive life sentences for rapist

'He is a sociopath': State seeking 23 consecutive life sentences for rapist

Prosecutors are asking that convicted serial rapist Toby Eugene Griego — a "sociopath" and "sadistic stalker" — be given 23 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole, plus 40 years and six months, for raping three women and attempting to rape a fourth.

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Bozeman man denies drug charge in attempted rape

Bozeman man denies drug charge in attempted rape

BOZEMAN — A Bozeman man charged with trying to rape a former girlfriend in February and escaping police custody for three weeks has pleaded not guilty to possessing a drug that may have been used to knock the woman out.

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Pablo man charged with raping, kidnapping woman

POLSON — A 32-year-old Pablo man is denying four felony charges after what prosecutors say was a brutal, six-hour attack on a female acquaintance last month.

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Federal judge sentences man to more than 11 years for 2012 rape

A federal judge sentenced a Lame Deer man on Wednesday to more than 11 years in prison for raping a woman after luring her into a bedroom.

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Havre teen charged with rape, witness tampering

HAVRE — A 17-year-old Havre boy is charged with raping a girl and he and his father are charged with witness tampering for allegedly trying to prevent her from going to police.

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Man who fled after rape arrest faces drug charge

Man who fled after rape arrest faces drug charge

BOZEMAN — A Bozeman man who is charged with trying to rape a former girlfriend in February and then escaping from police custody for three weeks now faces a drug charge.

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Transient accused of raping runaways under Missoula bridge gets year in prison

MISSOULA — A transient man, who was accused of raping two underage runaways and then fleeing Missoula last summer, was sentenced Tuesday in Missoula County District Court to one year in the Montana State Prison.

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Man arrested in Missoula sex sting now accused of raping Helena girls

Man arrested in Missoula sex sting now accused of raping Helena girls

A Hamilton man accused of attempting to have sex with a 12-year-old girl in Missoula last year now faces felony charges in Helena for allegedly raping his girlfriend’s children.

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Great Falls man gets 60 more years for rapes

GREAT FALLS — A 19-year-old Great Falls man who was sentenced last week to 60 years in prison for rape has been given a concurrent 60 years after pleading no contest to raping a 14-year-old girl when he was 17.

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Great Falls man sentenced to 60 years for rape

GREAT FALLS — A judge has sentenced an 18-year-old Great Falls man accused of raping six girls between the ages of 12 and 14 to 60 years in Montana State Prison.

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Agreement ends 2-year sex-assault probe in Missoula

Agreement ends 2-year sex-assault probe in Missoula

HELENA — A Montana county attorney’s office will change the way it responds to reports of sexual assaults under an agreement announced Tuesday that ends a federal investigation into whether gender bias played a role in deciding whether to prosecute rape cases.

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'Things get better': New Mexico woman overcomes assault by career felon Griego

'Things get better': New Mexico woman overcomes assault by career felon Griego

Seventeen years later, Kelley Hollingsworth is strikingly open when she talks about being sexually assaulted at age 16 by serial rapist Toby Griego in Santa Fe, N.M.

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Supreme Court reinstates case against woman facing false rape claim

Supreme Court reinstates case against woman facing false rape claim

The Montana Supreme Court has reinstated a criminal case against a 23-year-old German woman who prosecutors say came to Montana as an exchange student in 2009 and repeatedly made false claims that she was raped and assaulted by three different men over the next several years.

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Court says tampering charge dismissed by Baugh can be reinstated

Court says tampering charge dismissed by Baugh can be reinstated

HELENA — The state has sufficient grounds to charge a Billings woman with tampering with or fabricating evidence by falsely reporting her ex-boyfriend raped her in August 2012, the Montana Supreme Court has found.

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