100 Boys Abused at Custer County High School
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2888) 2 months ago
"Lawsuit: Longtime Trainer at Eastern Montana High School Groomed, Sexually Abused As Many As 100 Boys" by Chris Jorgensen, billingsgazette.com September 21, 2018
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Posted by Bridgier (+8170) 2 months ago
Yup. My mom sent me this link earlier, and I didn't even have to open it up to know who they were talking about. He looooved to give rub downs, if I remember correctly...
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2888) 2 months ago
"How the Billings Gazette Covers Tough Cases, Stories with Anonymous Sources" by Darrell Ehrlick, Billings Gazette, September 21, 2018

https://billingsgazette.c...c2b99.html
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1333) 2 months ago
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Bridgier wrote:
Yup. My mom sent me this link earlier, and I didn't even have to open it up to know who they were talking about. He looooved to give rub downs, if I remember correctly...


Being that I went to Sacred Heart, I didn't cross paths with Jensen as often as you and the Custer High boys did (he did have reddish curly hair back then, didn't he? Pretty sure that was him). The only times I encountered Jensen was at wrestling tournaments. I did get a couple back rubs from him after matches, but always kept my singlet/warm-up pants on as I didn't want anyone touching me below the waist like that. I saw him give rubs to a couple other wrestlers who chose to strip down to their jocks and, yeah, he massaged them where they were bare which I thought was creepy at the time. I stopped getting back rubs from him after that.

Terrible to hear he carried it as far as he did by his own admission.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+12354) 2 months ago
Although the article reports he started at CCDHS in the early 70s, I can't say I ever heard of him. I was a CCHS high school student 1976 to 1979.

Only Doc I remember from those days was Doc Luther. Don't think Doc Luther was whacking off boys, he was a great guy.

Reading the article, I believe I was safe, as Jensen was trying to masturbate small boys into football players. Those who know me, can attest that I am a giant who would not be abused by some pediophile. Still, this is very troubling to read this about our alma mater. I expect these sort of sordid stories to come from Glendive.

That Ed Rohloff bought into this (inferred from the story)? I will refrain from comment.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+13769) 2 months ago
This is sickening on a variety of levels.

It’s if five years ago I swallowed the red pill and subsequently have learned the first 50 years of my life were a procreateing lie. 🤯🤬😢

James Jensen also was the trainer at Sacred Heart High School under Dan Conners. I hated the locker room because it always smelled like rubbing alcohol. Given there are 4 priests and a principal involved in the same behavior, at the same time there is the high level probability there are Jensen victims at SHHS.

People need to be held accountable for this crap.
Jack Raymond is complicit in this and should resign his position on the school board. Rub downs were mandatory under his program. Jack should do the right thing and hit the road.

There are others, like Jack Regan. This is a deep-rooted problem in the community that will likely embarrass the S H I T out of many of good “Christian” Patriarch of the community. I applaud Mr. Rice for attempting to expose the abusers.

And all of this puts a completely different spin on the Tracy Bertrand and Neil Zebroski incidents.
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Posted by Renegade (+67) 2 months ago
I have never been so ashamed of this town as I am right now. Yes the vast majority are good honest people in Miles City , but after talking to several others here they knew what was going on and nobody ever came forward until now. We used to say MILES CITY PROUD , but now I'm not sure if that's appropriate. I am so sorry for the young boys that this happened to because now they have to live with this for the rest of their lives, but for you adults and especially some of you GOOD OLD BOYS in the school system that knew this was going on or at least may have heard a rumor of such , ashame on you. I'm not sure what is worse , the person who did this or those who knew it was going on and did nothing to stop it.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2888) 2 months ago
"Alleged Victims Call Eastern Montana Athletic Trainer's Sex Abuse 'Diabolical,' 'Like in a Horror Movie'" by Chris Jorgensen, Billings Gazette, September 22, 2018

https://billingsgazette.c...b8074.html

"Miles City Reacts to Lawsuit Accusing Former High School Athletic Trainer of Systematic Abuse" by Mike Kordenbrock, Billings Gazette, September 22, 2018

https://billingsgazette.c...5ffe6.html

"Report: Trainer Acknowledges Sexual Abuse of Students" by Associated Press Washington Post, September 21, 2018

https://www.washingtonpos...e10fb60ad4
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2888) 2 months ago
"State, Custer County Launch Criminal Investigations Into Sex Abuse Allegations Against Miles City Trainer" by Matt Hoffman Billings Gazette, September 22, 2018

https://billingsgazette.c...a9a80.html

The Billings Gazette has established this site for complete coverage of the high school sexual abuse allegations against James "Doc" Jensen:

https://billingsgazette.c...159d8.html
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2888) 2 months ago
"Montana Law Can't Imprison Former Athletic Trainer for Decades-Old Sex Abuse, Lawyers Say" by Matt Hoffman, Billings Gazette, September 24, 2018


". . . There is no reason that Montana should allow child molesters to sleep easy after their victims reach a certain age,” according to the release.

The lawyers called on the Legislature to meet "immediately" to make the law retroactive and eliminate the statute.

"They can do this right now," Heenan said.

Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill into law in 2017, extending the statute from 10 to 20 years for sexual assault victims under the age of 18, effectively extending the possibility of prosecution until victims turn 38 years old.

But the law is not retroactive. It applies only to crimes committed after Oct. 1, 2017, according to the Department of Justice.

According to a 2013 report from The National Center for Victims of Crime, a majority of states have no statute of limitations for major sex crimes committed against children, though age limits vary. . . .

https://billingsgazette.c...75221.html
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+2956) 2 months ago
"This is a deep-rooted problem in the community that will likely embarrass the S H I T out of many of good “Christian” Patriarch of the community."


Come on Richard B, you know as well as I that these are one in the same good Christians.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6163) 2 months ago
The Custer school system has been a good ole boys’ club forever. It was, and perhaps still is, a place where your career turned on whether you were liked and toed the line, not whether you were good at your job. It was a place where administration turned from difficult situations and just hoped they’d go away. I’m angry this happened but not surprised.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+13769) 2 months ago
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Mary Catherine Dunphy wrote:
"Montana Law Can't Imprison Former Athletic Trainer for Decades-Old Sex Abuse, Lawyers Say" by Matt Hoffman, Billings Gazette, September 24, 2018


". . . There is no reason that Montana should allow child molesters to sleep easy after their victims reach a certain age,” according to the release.

The lawyers called on the Legislature to meet "immediately" to make the law retroactive and eliminate the statute.

"They can do this right now," Heenan said.

Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill into law in 2017, extending the statute from 10 to 20 years for sexual assault victims under the age of 18, effectively extending the possibility of prosecution until victims turn 38 years old.

But the law is not retroactive. It applies only to crimes committed after Oct. 1, 2017, according to the Department of Justice.

According to a 2013 report from The National Center for Victims of Crime, a majority of states have no statute of limitations for major sex crimes committed against children, though age limits vary. . . .

https://billingsgazette.c...75221.html



I’m not sure retroactive revenge is the best approach. Somehow ***DISCLAIMER... I’m not serious*** never knowing when a brick and a flaming bottle of rubbing alcohol might be coming into your living room and turning your house into a pyre, because the town fire department seldom saves the first building, might be the appropriate level of imprisonment.

Seriously, Doc needs help. He isn’t going to get help by being sent to prison. The law should maybe be changed, but not because of retroactive revenge.

[Edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (9/29/2018 10:40:13 AM)]
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2888) 2 months ago
"Local Lawmaker Served as Principal in Miles City During Alleged Abuse Scandal" by Taylor Tucker KULR8.com, September 24, 2018

http://www.kulr8.com/clip...se-scandal
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2888) 2 months ago
"Alleged Victims: Abuse Continued: Trainer's 'treatments' Continued After Termination, They Say" by Matt Hoffman and Chris Jorgensen, Billings Gazette, September 30, 2018

https://billingsgazette.c...900e4.html
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Posted by Dave Roberts (+1167) 5 days ago
Not that it'll fix anything, but there is this-

https://billingsgazette.c...-top-story

In case the Gazette tries to make you jump through hoops-

https://www.kulr8.com/new...3c4c7.html

[Edited by Dave Roberts (12/13/2018 12:30:43 PM)]
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2205) 4 days ago
A little Karma is better than no Karma.
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