BILLINGS — A Billings man told investigators he sexually abused two young girls because he thought it would help cure one victim’s bed-wetting, according to court documents filed Wednesday.
Jeffery Dildine, 54, made his initial appearance Wednesday in Yellowstone County Justice Court on four felony sex crimes.
Dildine is accused of sexually abusing two girls, ages 10 and 12.
The Montana Department of Health and Human Services received a report in mid-February of a potential sexual assault.
During a forensic interview, the older victim was asked if she knew why she was being questioned.
“I’ve been sexually assaulted or something like that,” the girl told the interviewer.
The girl described multiple times where Dildine molested her.
She said Dildine told her he was touching her because he and his wife didn’t touch each other anymore, according to court documents.
The younger victim reported that Dildine bribed her to allow him to touch her and said Dildine did molest her, according to court documents.
When questioned about the alleged abuse, Dildine first denied molesting the girls.
Dildine then allegedly told the investigator he put his mouth on the younger victim because he thought it would stop her from wetting the bed.
“Something must be wrong with me,” said Dildine to the detective.
Dildine is being held at the Yellowstone County jail without bond.