Montana man sentenced for child rape

Posted at 12:43 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 14:43:03-04

HELENA – A man who pleaded guilty to a single charge of sexual intercourse without consent last September and was sentenced on Tuesday.

James Blake Conn was sentenced to 70 years in prison with 35 years suspended.

Two other rape charges were dropped as part of a plea agreement.

One of the charges involved the rape of another girl under the age of five. The second was from a case that involved a girl under the age of 18.

Prosecutors alleged the rapes of the two young girls took place between August 2016 and March of 2017 when Conn was babysitting them.

Court records state Conn presented himself as a victim and did not show empathy for his victim.

Conn has been designated a Tier Two sex offender and was ordered to complete treatment before he is eligible for parole.