A man faces two charges of raping a young girl in Havre nine years ago.
Jacob A. Walker, born in 1985, is scheduled to make his first court appearance March 17 on two counts of sexual intercourse without consent.
According to a court document, the accusations first arose in 2010 when a man contacted Havre police officers to report a possible rape. The girl was back with her mother and siblings from California, where they had moved. The man said the girl refused to be around Walker while a photograph was being posed and taken, the document says.
Another person present told the man that Walker had sexually assaulted the girl, the document says.
The girl told the man that Walker would touch her when he would visit, both before and after school, the document says. The girl was 7 at the time she said the incidents occurred.
The document says the girl was interviewed in 2011 by an investigator for California law enforcement and was able to describe two specific incidents of abuse.
One was while she was riding in a car Walker was driving in 2005.
The other was when Walker took the girl with him to his residence to pick up some ingredients for a dish being cooked for a Thanksgiving dinner. She was sitting on the couch watching television and Walker came out of his kitchen and raped her, she said. The document says she told the investigator that Walker took her back to the family gathering after the rape.