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Prosecutor: Agency kept abuse complaint quiet

BILLINGS (AP) — A Yellowstone County prosecuting attorney is questioning why a state agency didn't report a child molestation complaint to police.

"It bothered me," Scott Twito told the Billings Gazette ( ). "It is clearly a criminal matter and should have been reported to law enforcement."

He said the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous tip in March that a 43-year-old man had molested a 9-year-old girl.

He said investigators then learned that months earlier officials with the Child and Family Services Division of the state Department of Public He...


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