A 31-year-old Kalispell man has denied allegations that he raped a 9-year-old girl between 2014 and 2016.
Justin Charles Hernandez was charged with felony sexual intercourse without consent and appeared at an arraignment on Nov. 3 in Flathead County District Court.
According to court documents, Hernandez lived in the same home as the victim at the time of the incident. After receiving a report of a possible rape, the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office conducted a forensic interview with the victim where she described what Hernandez had done to her.
If convicted, Hernandez could face up to 100 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. He is expected to stand trial next year.
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