On May 26, at the recommendation of Stillwater County Attorney Nancy Rohde, Smith was given a 25-year prison sentence for his repeated failure to register as a sex offender and for what authorities say is predatory behavior with children.Rohde noted that an evaluation conducted by a well known and highly respected sex offender evaluator found that Smith was not an appropriate candidate for community placement.This course is designed to help attendees gain a more comprehensive knowledge about human trafficking, better realize the scope of the issue, recognize the indicators of sex trafficking and understand the methods used to recruit and control the victims of modern day slavery.
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“You present a significant danger to young children,” said Jones.
“I can’t let the past repeat itself.” Jones also designated Smith a Level 2 offender for classification purposes, which means he is a moderate risk to reoffend.
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DSVS has worked to bring two FBI agents from Billings to discuss human trafficking and its effects in Montana.Smith, 49, was also designated a Persistent Felony Offender, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years.In addition, Smith will not be eligible for parole until he completes Phases 1 and 2 of the Montana State Prison sex offender program.The nature of the resources listed below is for immediate or primary support or advocacy, as well as local ongoing services.For other resources, including advocacy, informational/educational, legal, and programmatic resources, please see the Additional Resources pages.In May, Domestic and Sexual Violence Services finalized a partnership with Columbus Fire Rescue and the Tri-County Victim Witness Program to provide free transportation for survivors to travel to Billings Clinic for SANE exams and other medical care. Survivors will ride with qualified personnel from Columbus Fire Rescue and a trained advocate, who can guide them through the SANE process and other vital services.