Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Prosecutors say a carnival worker accused of sexually assaulting women and a girl at the Montana State Fair last year was arrested after he groped an off-duty police detective who had training as a special victims unit officer.
The Great Falls Tribune reports opening arguments were made Monday in the trial of Roberto Salaman-Garcia, who is charged with four counts of sexual assault.
Great Falls Detective Katie Cunningham told Cascade County prosecutors that Salaman-Garcia groped her between the legs while he was checking the seatbelt on a ride in July 2018.
The Associated Press does not normally name alleged victims of sexual assault, but the detective wanted her name made public to encourage possible victims to report sex crimes.
Salaman-Garcia's attorney, Carl Jensen, says his client denies the allegations.
Information from: Great Falls Tribune, http://www.greatfallstribune.com
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.