GREAT FALLS – Roberto Salaman Garcia, initially charged with two misdemeanor counts of sexual assault, has now also been charged with two felony counts of sexual assault.
Garcia is a Thomas Carnival worker who has been accused of sexually assaulting four females while he was on the job as a ride operator at the Montana State Fair several days ago.
Garcia pleaded not guilty to the two misdemeanor counts on August 3rd.
Court documents filed on August 10th allege that Garcia sexually assaulted a total of four females between July 30 and Aug. 1. One was an off-duty Great Falls police officer, who identified herself so as to encourage other victims of sexual assault to come forward.
Two of the females were under the age of 14, and in all four cases, the females allege that Garcia deliberately touched them on or near their vagina as he was checking their seatbelts on the Speedway ride.