The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, together with its U.S. Attorney’s Offices, enforces the nation’s civil rights laws to protect against unlawful discrimination. When civil rights are violated, the department has authority to act, as it did in Missoula. Had the departmen…
The series of home-invasion rapes that occurred last year in Billings put our entire community on alert. People started locking doors — all the time — and hundreds of women turned out for a self-defense class organized by the Billings Police Department at Montana State University Billings.
A man made an initial court appearance Friday on 22 charges alleging he repeatedly raped a 6-year-old girl and had child pornography depicting at least 18 victims.
HELENA — The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a 28-year-old Montana man who escaped from Bozeman police while being questioned about a sexual assault.
HELENA — The FBI in Salt Lake City is seeking assistance in locating a 28-year-old Montana man who escaped from Bozeman police while being questioned about a sexual assault.
JACKSON, Wyo. — An Idaho man is in custody in Jackson facing a human trafficking charge alleging that he forced a teenager to work as a prostitute.
A registered sex offender appeared in court Tuesday on a charge of felony indecent exposure.
A man pleaded not guilty in District Court on Friday to a felony charge of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl.
A judge has sentenced a man convicted of molesting a young boy to 70 years in Montana State Prison, with 20 years suspended.
HELENA — A 48-year-old Helena man was sentenced Thursday to the mandatory minimum of four years in prison plus 26 years of probation for the online solicitation of sex with what he thought was a 12-year-old boy.
When a professor at the University of Montana made unwelcome sexual advances toward a female student, the student was so frightened that she had to leave the professor’s class. Despite the fact that the student’s ability to participate in class was disrupted, the university concluded that th…
MISSOULA — A man who pleaded guilty to a decade-old rape was sentenced this week to 30 years in the Montana State Prison.
BOZEMAN — A 77-year-old Three Forks man is jailed on $50,000 bail after being charged with sexually assaulting a developmentally disabled man in a city park.
MISSOULA — Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg is willing to scrutinize the way his office handles sexual assault and rape cases – “but not with the threat of a lawsuit, not with a gun to my head.”
Last month at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, more than 400 U.S. military personnel showed up for a 5K run/walk. That seems like an unusual activity for troops in the combat zone. More surprising is the reason for the 5K: to raise awareness of sexual assault and prevention.
A Missoula man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl during a night of drinking and three-way sex pleaded guilty Thursday to a single count of sexual intercourse without consent.
HELENA — Under a new law, out-of-state sex offenders living in Montana will be required to submit a DNA sample to be included in a state-wide sex offender DNA database.
A Wyoming man accused of sexually assaulting a child and who investigators believe may have tried to fake his own disappearance has been arrested getting off a bus in Billings.
MISSOULA — People who have been raped, especially by acquaintances, behave in all sorts of ways that might not seem to make sense, an expert witness testified Thursday in the rape trial of former University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Human trafficking in Wyoming is an "underground problem," according to the sponsor of a bill to make it a criminal offense under state law.