Paul Russell Smith

HELENA- A Helena man is accused of having sex without consent with a child under the age of 16 and asking another child under 16 for sex.

Paul Russell Smith appeared via video in Lewis and Clark Justice Court Monday afternoon, charged with felony solicitation for rape and rape.

Prosecutors say the 35-year-old allegedly told one victim he loved her and wanted to have sexual intercourse with her. He would allegedly separate the victim from other children and hold her down on his lap and tickle her until she accidentally urinated on him.

The victim told a forensic interviewer another child told the victim Smith made that child perform oral sex on him.

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A third child said she saw Smith allegedly having sex with the second victim.

Prosecutors say the violations took place between January 2016 and this September.

If convicted on both counts, Smith faces two maximum sentences of 100 years to life in prison. Bond in the case has been set at $50,000.

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