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Developmental center investigation released

HELENA — A Montana investigation into allegations of sexual assault on mentally disabled patients at a state hospital found the hospital's chief investigator encouraged one woman to recant her accusation that a staffer raped her.

Montana Developmental Center Chief Investigator Keith Reeder also reportedly discouraged another employee from driving the woman to a hospital or taking any action that would bring outside law enforcement into the investigation.

Those details are included in a Department of Justice investigation released Wednesday into how the Montana Developmental Center handled...


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