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Man, woman charged in connection with sexual abuse of a child

Posted at 3:12 PM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 19:03:17-04
Joshua Rowland and Kimberly Cooke (Photos Courtesy of the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office)

GREAT FALLS – A man and woman have been charged in connection with the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl.

Joshua Rowland, 29, has been charged with one count of sexual intercourse without consent. Kimberly Cooke, 42, has been charged with three counts of sexual abuse of children. Additional charges are expected to be filed.

According to court documents, the Great Falls Police Department responded to reports of a 12-year-old girl who had engaged in sexual acts with an approximately 20-year-old man.

A man and woman noticed the girl using a cell phone they did not recognize and found inappropriate Snapchat messages between the girl and Cooke.

When confronted about the phone, the girl admitted to the man and woman that she and Rowland had several sexual encounters.

During the investigation, police found several videos of the encounters on Rowland’s phone.

Cooke can be heard encouraging the victim in some of the videos.

Both Cooke and Rowland’s bonds are set at $150,000.