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By Tim Leeds 

Rocky Boy Schools dispute accused coach being at schools

 

January 30, 2020



Rocky Boy Public Schools issued a release Wednesday afternoon stating that a man accused of having sex with a minor had never coached at the middle or high school on the reservation.

The office of U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana Kurt Alme issued a release Tuesday saying Christopher Brown, born in 1988, appeared in federal court Tuesday on accusations he had sex six times with a pre-high-school aged girl. The release and court documents said Brown was an assistant basketball coach at Rocky Boy’s college, Stone Child College, and had mentored and helped with coaching basketball at Rocky Boy’s middle school and high school. Brown became acquainted with the girl through his coaching and through mutual friends, the documents said.

A release issued by Rocky Boy Schools Superintendent Voyd St. Pierre said Brown was never involved with the basketball program at the Rocky Boy middle and high schools.

“Christopher Brown was NEVER hired, worked as, helped, volunteered, or was associated in any capacity, as a coach in any of the Rocky Boy School’s athletic programs.” the release said.

“In October and November of 2018, this individual was compensated as a tutor for a total of 24 hours, working in a public setting with students and other adult tutors in our after-school tutoring program,” the release continued.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Montana confirmed Wednesday prior to the release from Stone Child that, according to its information, Brown had been involved in the Rocky Boy high school and middle school basketball programs, although it was not stating he was formally employed as a coach.

Stone Child College also issued a release Wednesday afternoon stating Brown’s employment with the college as an assistant men’s basketball coach had been terminated immediately.

Brown had been scheduled to appear in federal court in Great Falls this morning for a detention hearing, but that hearing was vacated Wednesday afternoon.

The release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Brown’s case would be presented to a grand jury for an indictment.

 

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