GREAT FALLS – Kahane Beavers of Great Falls was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to a charge of sexual intercourse without consent.
Beavers was sentenced to the Montana State Prison for 65 years.
Judge Greg Pinski stated that Beavers was a danger to the community and a repeat sexual predator.
The victim in the case has suffered from fear, anxiety, and PTSD since the incident in July of 2016.
Pinski also designated Beavers as a Tier 3 sex offender and he must complete all treatment before he is eligible for parole.
(DECEMBER 4, 2017) Kahane Beavers pleaded guilty to sexual intercourse without consent in Cascade County District Court on Monday.
According to court documents, the victim says she was at a party in July 2016 when she decided to go to sleep in a camper on the property. When she woke up, Beavers was on top of her and she yelled at him to stop and get off of her.
She was able to get away from Beavers and left the scene with a friend; she then reported the incident to law enforcement, and underwent a forensic sexual assault exam at Benefis hospital.
According to court documents, Beavers admitted to Cascade County Sheriff’s Deputies that the victim was highly intoxicated at the time of the incident, and that her “head was bobbing back and forth” due to her level of intoxication.
Beavers told officers that he assumed that their “mutual flirting” earlier indicated the victim’s consent.
At the time of his arrest, according to court documents, Beavers was out on bond for charges of witness tampering and probation violation.
We do not yet know when Beavers will be sentenced.
NOTE: “Sexual intercourse without consent” is the legal term used in Montana for most instances of what is commonly known as rape.
Reporting by Margaret DeMarco for MTN News