KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Five Kalispell-area men have pleaded not guilty to sexual abuse of children after being arrested by members of the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Flathead County prosecutors say four of the men answered an online ad offering sex with a 12-year-old virgin and arranged to meet the girl. They are: Karl Wortley, Justin Zeiss and Christopher Adams of Kalispell and Joshua Naethe of Somers.
Charging documents say undercover agents responded to an ad posted by Benjamin Emrich of Kalispell and that he arranged to have sex with a 14-year-old girl.
The men entered their pleas in District Court on Thursday. Their trials are scheduled for this winter.
A sixth man who was arrested, Daniel Hall of Kalispell, is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 11.
All six remain jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.
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