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More charges filed in former Valley County undersheriff’s case

Posted at 6:48 AM, Dec 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-31 08:48:00-05

HELENA – The Montana Department of Justice amended charges this week in the case against former Valley County Undersheriff Luke Strommen, according to the Glasgow Courier.

Strommen allegedly committed not only the crime of felony sexual abuse of a child but also faces a charge of sexual intercourse without consent for a separate incident of inappropriate sexual contact that began when the alleged victim was 14 years old.

According to court documents, around September 1, 2009, through 2011, Strommen had repeated sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl.

Charging documents allege that the crimes began around the same time Strommen was on his way to attend the Montana Law Enforcement Academy in 2009 and ended two years later.

The amended charges are in addition to earlier filings in District Court for an instance that occurred in 2014 where Strommen is alleged to have received images of a sexually explicit nature from a 17-year old girl, whom he was in a consensual sexual relationship at the time, according to charging documents.

Strommen has been summoned to appear before District Court on January 14.