GREAT FALLS — A man has been charged with raping two young children in Great Falls several years ago.
The father of the children reported that Dustin Robert Stone had sexually assaulted them when they were younger.
Investigators conducted forensic interviews with the two victims, who were both under the age of six at the time of the alleged crimes, and said they were both raped numerous times.
At the time of the alleged sexual assaults, Stone was between the ages of 16 and 20.
Stone was taken into custody and questioned, but declined to speak to investigators without an attorney present.
Stone was arrested and is facing four felony counts of sexual intercourse without consent, which is the legal term for rape in Montana.
45-5-503. Sexual intercourse without consent.
- (1) A person who knowingly has sexual intercourse with another person without consent or with another person who is incapable of consent commits the offense of sexual intercourse without consent. A person may not be convicted under this section based on the age of the person’s spouse, as provided in 45-5-501(1)(b)(iv).
- (2) A person convicted of sexual intercourse without consent shall be punished by life imprisonment or by imprisonment in the state prison for a term of not more than 20 years and may be fined not more than $50,000, except as provided in 46-18-219, 46-18-222, and subsections (3), (4), and (5) of this section.
- (3) (a) If the victim is less than 16 years old and the offender is 4 or more years older than the victim or if the offender inflicts bodily injury on anyone in the course of committing sexual intercourse without consent, the offender shall be punished by life imprisonment or by imprisonment in the state prison for a term of not less than 4 years or more than 100 years and may be fined not more than $50,000, except as provided in 46-18-219 and 46-18-222.