Justice Department Strikes Deal With Montana Prosecutor Over Rape Cases

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Justice Department Strikes Deal With Montana Prosecutor Over Rape Cases

by Wochit 0:37 mins

Justice Department Strikes Deal With Montana Prosecutor Over Rape Cases

by Wochit 0:37 mins

Prosecutors in Missoula, Montana, will improve their treatment of rape victims and allow the state attorney general to review any sexual assault cases they decline to pursue as part of an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department released on Tuesday. The deal between Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg and federal authorities marks the end of a tense two-year inquiry into how the Missoula County Attorney's Office deals with sexual assault, amid allegations that rape cases were not properly investigated and victims treated with disrespect.

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