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Sexual Assault

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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Missoula County attorney gets national award for stand against DOJ investigation

Missoula County attorney gets national award for stand against DOJ investigation

MISSOULA — Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg received a national award Sunday for his stand against the U.S. Justice Department’s two-year attempt to investigate his office, alleging local prosecutors mishandled sexual assault cases.

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Whitefish woman sentenced for assault on baby sitter

KALISPELL — A 22-year-old Whitefish woman who pleaded guilty to felony sexual assault for her involvement in her husband's rape of their baby sitter has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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Wyoming man charged with sex offenses against girl, 11, in Carbon County

Wyoming man charged with sex offenses against girl, 11, in Carbon County

A 21-year-old Wyoming man alleged to have had sexual contact with an 11-year-old girl pleaded not guilty to felony charges in Carbon County District Court on Wednesday.

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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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19-year-old man pleads not guilty to sexual assault

19-year-old man pleads not guilty to sexual assault

A 19-year-old pleaded not guilty Thursday to a count of felony sexual assault, alleging that he had sexual contact with a 6-year-old girl in Laurel two weekends ago.

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Bonnie White

Bonnie White

Bonnie White appears for a court arraignment on felony sexual assault charges Thursday morning.

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Bonnie White

Bonnie White

A story about a Wyoming woman in court on felony sexual assault charges Thursday morning was by far the most-read story on billingsgazette.com this past week.

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Wyoming woman denies twice sexually assaulting pre-teen boy

Wyoming woman denies twice sexually assaulting pre-teen boy

A 35-year-old Wyoming woman appeared in district court Thursday and pleaded not guilty to charges that she twice had sexual contact with a boy in Billings, once when he was about 10 years old in 2011 and again about a year later.

June 19, 2014 10:06 am Photos

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Kalispell man faces sexual abuse charge

GREAT FALLS — A 20-year-old Kalispell man is charged with sexual abuse of children after prosecutors say he talked a 12-year-old Great Falls girl into sending him nude photos and then used them to threaten her.

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Former Wyoming parole officer enters conditional guilty plea on sexual assault

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — A former Sheridan probation and parole officer accused of sexual assault has entered a conditional guilty plea.

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Man pleads guilty in 2011 sexual assault on 6-year-old girl

Man pleads guilty in 2011 sexual assault on 6-year-old girl

In a special hearing Wednesday afternoon, a 54-year-old man admitted that in 2011 he had sexual contact with a girl who was 6.

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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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Justice Department, Missoula County settle over sex assault cases

Justice Department, Missoula County settle over sex assault cases

MISSOULA — The U.S. Department of Justice and Missoula County have reached a settlement in the agency's investigation into the way the county attorney's office decides whether to prosecute sexual assault 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.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Person of interest sought in sexual assault at MSUB

Person of interest sought in sexual assault at MSUB

An investigation has been launched into a report of a sexual assault on the campus of Montana State University Billings.

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Missoula officials announce accountability audit for sexual assault investigations

MISSOULA — Missoula officials announced a new safety and accountability audit to “flush out gaps” in sexual assault investigations at a sparsely attended public forum Tuesday morning.

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Missoula police add interview room for sex assault victims

MISSOULA — Victim interviews in sterile rooms with stark white walls are a thing of the past.

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Wyoming Supreme Court hears appeal of press ruling

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court must decide whether to grant better media access to circuit court proceedings in sex assault cases.

May 13, 2014 10:09 amLoading…

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