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"Lawsuit: Longtime Trainer at Eastern Montana High School Groomed, Sexually Abused As Many As 100 Boys" by Chris Jorgensen, billingsgazette.com September 21, 2018
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...
"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."
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. . . .