- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) - A Hill County jury has acquitted a former youth probation officer of raping the mother of a boy under his supervision.

The Havre Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1IwPfbI ) jurors deliberated about an hour Friday before finding Stephen Mills not guilty.

The woman told investigators Mills offered her a ride after she got into a fight at a Havre bar in January 2014, but he instead took her to his house and forced her to perform a sex act. Prosecutors said DNA evidence taken from the woman matched Mills’ DNA profile.

Defense attorney Jeremy Yellin argued the accuser concocted the story because Mills was recommending her son be placed in a group home.

After police interviewed the woman, she asked if her son might be assigned another probation officer.

Mills lost his job after the charge was filed.


Information from: Havre Daily News, https://www.havredailynews.com

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