Flathead County Man Accused of Raping 12-Year-Old Girl

Luke Schnable charged with sexual assault, sexual intercourse without consent

By Justin Franz

A 27-year-old Flathead County man has been accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl on multiple occasions in 2015.

Luke Schnable pleaded not guilty to felony sexual assault and felony sexual intercourse without consent on Nov. 17 in Flathead County District Court.

According to court documents, a therapist approached law enforcement with information that Schnable had sexually assaulted a young girl starting in September 2015. In March 2016, a forensic interview was conducted with the victim and she told law enforcement about numerous sexual encounters with Schnable. On one occasion, Schnable allegedly told the girl to not tell anyone what he had done because he would be sent to jail.

If convicted on either charge, Schnable could face up to life in prison. He is expected to stand trial in April 2017.

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