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Clinton man accused of committing sexual assault while giving driving lesson

Posted at 4:56 PM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-26 18:56:52-05

MISSOULA – A Clinton resident is behind bars and facing felony charges for the sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl.

According to court documents, the incident occurred in September when 49-year-old Samuel Preisler was giving the girl, referred as Jane Doe in court documents, a driving lesson.

While giving the lesson, Doe says Preisler grabbed her breasts, over and under her clothes and touched her inappropriate in other area of the girl’s body.

The affidavit says that Priesler told Doe that no one would believe her if she told anyone because a previously reported incident was closed by Child Protective Services.

Doe told CPS and police that Preisler then touched her inappropriately in a second incident that had happened in the same month.

Since September court documents say that Preisler has received treatment for sex and porn addiction.

His bail is set at $200,000.