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Dept. of Justice helping in high school athletic trainer investigation

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox directed the Montana Department of Justice to help with the investigation into James Jensen, a former Custer County District High School Athletic Trainer. Several people have come forward accusing the Miles City man of sexual abuse.

The Attorney General's office says the Custer County Attorney's Office requested help. A news release says state agents are coordinating with law enforcement and conducting interviews related to the allegations.

“We take the revelations that recently surfaced in Miles City very seriously,” said Bryan Lockerby, administrator of the Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation. “We are deploying investigative resources to support local law enforcement and the county attorney’s office on this sensitive matter.”

The Montana DOJ set up a dedicated phone number and email address for any alleged survivors of James Jensen. People who feel they've been victimized can call (406) 438-2354 and send emails to MCSupport@mt.gov. The release says additional survivor service resources are available in a number of communities around Montana, many of which can be found on the Montana Department of Justice website and at www.rainn.org.

“The allegations against James Jensen are deeply troubling, and my office will do everything in its power to ensure justice is served,” Custer County Attorney Wyatt Glade said. “I urge anyone who feels they have been victimized by Jensen to report the information to the Department of Justice as soon as possible.”

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