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MT man found guilty of raping a 13-year old developmentally-disabled girl

GREAT FALLS – A man has been found guilty of raping a 13-year old developmentally-disabled girl in Great Falls.

Richard Lee Tome initially went on trial in April, but a mistrial was declared because the girl was unable to testify.

Following the verdict on Tuesday afternoon, Tome was ordered to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation prior to sentencing, which has not yet been scheduled.

According to court documents, the girl told her mother that she had been raped by Tome.

The girl told investigators that Tome showed her pornographic images on his phone, fondled her breasts, exposed his genitals, and then raped her.

When questioned by police, Tome denied sexually assaulting the teen and denied being sexually attracted to her.

The girl underwent a sexual assault exam at Benefis Health System, which revealed “vaginal lacerations, swelling and tenderness.”

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