child abuse

Man Charged in Assault of Elementary School Girl
45-year-old Chad Meeks has been charged with sexual assault after an elementary school student told school officials he abused her, according to charging documents.  Meeks appeared Monday in Yellowstone County Justice Court where Justice of the Peace David Carter set bond at $150,000...
Billings Couple Charged with Child Abuse
 
According to charges filed in Yellowstone County District Court, a Billings couple starved, burned, and tied up their preschool-aged son with rope and duct tape.  KTVQ.com reports that 49-year-old Cornelius Mitchell and his 40-year-old wife, Julie, are charged with two counts of aggravated assault,…
Rapist of Toddler Pleads Guilty
A 34-year-old man awaiting trial for the rape of a toddler pleaded guilty in Yellowstone County District Court on Thursday.  Jason Harold Rose admitted he raped the girl over a period of three years, starting when the victim was just 1 year old...
Commission Recommends Closing Child Sex Abuse Loophole
The Montana Commission on Sentencing is recommending lawmakers close a loophole in child sex abuse sentencing that allowed an eastern Montana man to be put on probation after pleading guilty to raping his 12-year-old daughter.
On Wednesday, State prosecutor Dan Guzynski proposed eliminating an except…
Kids in Foster Care Soars
Blue pinwheels will dot the lawn of the Montana capitol on Monday April 13, as 200 Jefferson Middle School students and public officials rally in support of preventing child abuse and neglect.