GREAT FALLS- Jeremy Block has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for sexual assault.
Block was found guilty at trial in August on two counts of sexual assault.
According to court documents, Block abused the victim from 2011 to 2015 and he gave her prescription pills and alcohol throughout the abuse,
During the sentencing hearing, the victim stated that Block’s actions gave her a life sentence.
Judge Greg Pinski said that throughout this process, Block has not taken responsibility for his actions and continues to blame the victim.
Pinski says he will not tolerate or allow victim-blaming to take place in his courtroom.
Pinski, addressing the victim, said, “No sentence can ever alleviate the pain that you have suffered and everything that you have been through. I want the jury’s verdict and this sentencing to send you one message: I believe you, and the jury believes you.”
Pinski sentenced Block to the Montana State Prison for 100 years for each count and they will run concurrently.
Block must also complete phases one and two of the sex offender treatment program in order to be eligible for parole.
Pinski said because of Block’s acts of sexual violence, his behavior, and his attitude, Block is designated as a Tier Two sex offender.