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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A 19-year-old Montana man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for raping a 5-year-old girl in Helena.

The Independent Record reports James Blake Conn, of Missoula, pleaded guilty to a single count of sexual intercourse without consent.

Conn was originally charged with three felony counts of sexual intercourse without consent with three different girls, ages 3, 5 and 17. He pleaded guilty to one of the charges as part of his plea deal.

Judge Kathy Seeley suspended half of Conn’s 70-year prison sentence.


Information from: Independent Record,