Missoula Weekly Crime Report: Two Cases of Sexual Abuse of Children
The Missoula County Attorney’s Office charged 10 new criminal complaints this week, which is two less than last week. According to County Attorney Kirsten Pabst, three of those involved crimes against persons.
“Two involved parents,” Pabst said. “The allegation is that a child victim had reported that his mother and step father had sexually abused him over time in various forms. We also charged a paraeducator out of Frenchtown. In that case, the defendant allegedly used hidden cameras to film younger people that were living in his home. He admitted to viewing the recordings more than once a week.”
Pabst said her office also charged a defendant with assault with a weapon.
“In that case, the defendant tired to kick down the door of a trucking business and then got into a running semi-truck, which was carrying a load of pharmaceuticals,” Pabst said. “An employee came out. The defendant allegedly pulled a knife on the employee and chased him.”
In addition, there was an assault case in which the defendant allegedly headbutted a victim at a bar. Pabst said there were four rather concerning endangerment cases as well.
“One was a felony DUI,” Pabst said. “The defendant was pulled over with a BAC of .139. In the three other cases, they all involved criminal endangerment where there was some extremely reckless driving that endangered members of the community.”
In those particular cases, Pabst said there were multiple innocent members of the community put at risk of death or serious bodily injury. You can listen to Pabst’s full report below: