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Ghostbear gets 5 years for raping 7-year-old girl


September 12, 2017

Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

Edward Harold Ghostbear stands in state District Court in Havre Monday. District Judge Dan Boucher sentenced Ghostbear Monday to 15 years in prison with 10 suspended for raping a 7-year-old girl who was visiting Ghostbear in the Havre homeless shelter where he was staying.

A man who was convicted in 2012 of raping a 7-year-old multiple times in the basement of a Havre church was sentenced Monday afternoon to five years with the Montana State Prison.

District Judge Daniel Boucher sentenced Edward Harold Ghostbear, born in 1977, to 15 years at Montana State Prison, with all but five years suspended and credit for 160 days already served.

Ghostbear's public defender, Travis Cushman, said his client will appeal the guilty conviction.

Ghostbear was sentenced on a misdemeanor charge in January of 2014 after Boucher agreed that the prosecution failed to properl...

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