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Garcia pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges at Montana State Fair

Posted at 5:38 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 21:04:12-04

GREAT FALLS – Roberto Salaman Garcia, the Thomas Carnival worker accused of sexually assaulting four females at the Montana State Fair a few weeks ago, appeared in court on Wednesday afternoon.

He pleaded not guilty to two felony and two misdemeanor counts of sexual assault.

Court documents filed on August 10 state that Garcia sexually assaulted the four females between July 30 and August 1.

Two of the females were under the age of 14.

In all four cases, the females allege that Garcia deliberately touched them on or near their vagina as he was checking their seat belts on the speedway ride.

His trial has been set for October 22.

Reporting by Margaret DeMarco for MTN News

(August 13, 2018) 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 August 1.

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 seat belts on the Speedway ride.