BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge has sentenced a Billings man to five years after he pleaded guilty to raping a teenager.
The Billings Gazette reported Wednesday that 26-year-old Colten Edwards also received 20 years of supervision by the Department of Corrections.
Court authorities say the department sentence means Edwards could be placed in any setting, from prison to community supervision.
A defense attorney says he requested a shorter five to 10 years of department supervision.
Authorities have said Edwards pleaded guilty in May to sexual intercourse without consent and sexual assault of a 14-year-old.
Edwards was 24 at the time and authorities have said he had no previous criminal record.
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Information from: The Billings Gazette