Sexual Abuse

Helena Man Charged
19-year-old Keagan Shearer of Helena is accused of having nude images of underage girls on his phone and faces a felony charge of sexual abuse of children. Shearer has been under adult supervision since March for sexual abuse without consent...
Sex Abuse Trial
The Gazette reports that a Billings residential treatment center for troubled youth failed to keep a 10-year-old boy safe from sexual abuse by other residents, even after facility staff assured his mother it wouldn’t happen. A civil negligence trial got underway Thursday in the 13th …
Billings Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse
37-year-old Joshua Burley of Billings has been convicted of sexually abusing two young girls seven years ago.  Burley was found guilty of two felony sex crimes against children, who were 5 and 13 years old at the time.  He could be imprisoned for the rest of his life with a parole restrict…
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...
Man Accused Of Sending Explicit Photos To Minor
A 27-year-old man is accused of sending sexually explicit photographs to a 14-year-old girl.  Stephan Gregory Burress, was charged Monday in Yellowstone County Justice Court with sexual abuse of children.  Justice of the Peace David Carter ordered Burress held in lieu of $100,000 bond and …