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Four women accused of accountability to rape after alleged assault at Lewis and Clark Co. Detention Center

Posted at 11:30 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 13:30:52-04

HELENA — Four women are facing felony charges of accountability to sexual intercourse without consent for an alleged June 24 assault that happened at the Lewis and Clark Detention Center.

31-year-old Katurah Lafountain, 37-year-old Miranda Mcarthur, 37-year-old Brandi Harper and 27-year-old Shelby Walks appeared by video in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court on Wednesday.

According to court documents, the four women along with a fifth woman entered the cell of a inmate that was believed to be hiding drugs.

Lafountain, Mcarthur, and Harper are accused of standing in front of the cell door and watching while a fifth woman search the body cavities of the inmate.

Walks is accused of standing outside the cell and serving as a lookout.