HAVRE — A 70-year-old Montana man received a 100-year sentence for multiple instances of sexual contact with a 10-year-old relative.
The judge Wednesday went against the recommendations of sexual psychologists who categorized Theodore Slate as a Tier I sexual risk offender suitable for community treatment and instead sentenced Slate to prison.
Slate will not be eligible for parole for 25 years.
District Court Judge Greg Pinski called Slate's molestation of an adopted relative and his refusal to take full responsibility "repugnant" and "abhorrent."
Witnesses who testified say Slate said in multiple interviews it was the girl who initiated the contact and therefore was the aggressor, so it was not fully his fault.