Jack Hawley Jr. has been charged with raping a child in Great Falls several years ago.
The victim recently told police that Hawley had sexually assaulted her several years ago, when she was nine years old.
She provided graphic details about the numerous assaults, and said that Hawley threatened that if she told anyone, her mother would go to jail.
When questioned at the Great Falls Police Department, Hawley refused to provide a statement or answer questions about the allegations.
Hawley has been charged with four felony county of sexual intercourse without consent, which is the legal term for rape in Montana - from Montana Code:
45-5-503. Sexual intercourse without consent.
- (1) A person who knowingly has sexual intercourse with another person without consent or with another person who is incapable of consent commits the offense of sexual intercourse without consent. A person may not be convicted under this section based on the age of the person’s spouse, as provided in 45-5-501(1)(b)(iv).
- (2) A person convicted of sexual intercourse without consent shall be punished by life imprisonment or by imprisonment in the state prison for a term of not more than 20 years and may be fined not more than $50,000, except as provided in 46-18-219, 46-18-222, and subsections (3), (4), and (5) of this section.
- (3) (a) If the victim is less than 16 years old and the offender is 4 or more years older than the victim or if the offender inflicts bodily injury on anyone in the course of committing sexual intercourse without consent, the offender shall be punished by life imprisonment or by imprisonment in the state prison for a term of not less than 4 years or more than 100 years and may be fined not more than $50,000, except as provided in 46-18-219 and 46-18-222.