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4 inmates accused of accountability to rape after alleged assault in Helena jail

Posted at 2:11 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 16:11:43-04

HELENA — Four women are facing felony charges of accountability to sexual intercourse without consent for an alleged June 24 assault that happened at the Lewis & Clark County Detention Center in Helena.

The four - Katurah Lafountain, 31; Miranda Mcarthur, 37; Brandi Harper, 37; and Shelby Walks, 27 - appeared by video in Lewis & Clark County Justice Court on Wednesday.

According to court documents, the four women along with a fifth woman entered the cell of an inmate that was believed to be hiding drugs.

Lafountain, Mcarthur, and Harper are accused of standing in front of the cell door and watching while a fifth woman searched the body cavities of the inmate.

Walks is accused of standing outside the cell and serving as a lookout.

We will update you if we get more information.