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Ghostbear sentencing delayed pending appeal

The sentencing of a man convicted of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl while she was in his care in the basement of a church is likely to be postponed to give the Montana Supreme Court time to hear arguments about whether he should be sentenced as a felon or for a misdemeanor offense.

The state Attorney General's Office, which appealed the ruling of Judge Dan Boucher, has requested a stay on the sentencing hearing, scheduled for 4 p. m. Monday. Boucher, who was holding court in another county in his judicial district today, had not ruled on the motion as of this morning.

Meanwhile, Edwa...


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