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Man Convicted Of Raping 4-Year-Old

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Cascade County jury found a 26-year-old Great Falls man guilty of raping a 4-year-old girl.
    
The Great Falls Tribune reports (http://gftrib.com/ZfNWxp) jurors deliberated for about two hours Wednesday before convicting Travis Morgan McAlister of sexual intercourse without consent. Sentencing is set for July 29.
    
The girl, now 5, testified via video that she and McAlister watched sexy movies and did what was in the movies.
    
Defense attorney Jeff Sutton argued none of the state's experts said his client abused the girl and his client did not confess. He argued the only evidence was the girl's statement, "which is at best wishy-washy."
    
Deputy county attorney Josh Racki told jurors that McAlister was counting on jurors not believing the testimony of a 5-year-old girl.
    

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