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.
A lot more need...