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Denny sentenced to seven years on rape charge

A Box Elder man was sentenced to more than seven years in a federal penitentiary for having sex with a woman who had passed out after a party.

Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen sentenced Delwayne Denny, 30, in federal district court in Great Falls to 85 months in prison for sexual abuse, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana announced Tuesday in a press release.

Christensen also ordered Denny to undergo 10 years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

Denny previously pleaded guilty to the charge.

According to the release, Denny and three other adults, including the victim, went to a house on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation March 11, 2012.

Two teenaged boys at the residence were concerned for the victim, who was very intoxicated, and took her into a bedroom to sleep it off.

Later in the evening, Denny went into the room and started having sex with the victim, who still was passed out, the release said.

The woman woke up, demanded Denny stop, grabbed her clothing and left the residence, the release says.

When law enforcement, called by a neighbor, found the woman, she was curled up in a fetal position in the middle of the road crying hysterically, the release said.


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