By Tristan 

Our View: State needs answers on abuse case


The Montana Department of Health and Human Services has a lot of explaining to do.

According to prosecutor Scott Twito, the department knew of a possible case of child sexual abuse and, rather than report it to law enforcement, made a deal with the alleged offender.

Twito said the department agreed not to report the case to police if the perpetrator, Jack Rumph, agreed to undergo sex offender treatment at a Billings clinic.

Rumph, 43, allegedly abused a 9-year-old girl.

Because an anonymous caller contacted police, Rumph has now been charged and faces 100 years in jail.

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