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Aug 8, 2012 9:21 AM by MTN News | Emilie Boyles

Former police officer pleads not guilty to sexually abusing 4-H, Special Olympics children

GLENDIVE - A former police officer who once ran for Dawson County Sheriff was in court this morning to answer to allegations that he sexually abused children while volunteering for groups including 4-H and Special Olympics.

Taylon Bain, 27, a former Glendive and Malta police officer entered not guilty pleas on four counts of sexual intercourse without consent, two counts of sexual abuse of children and one count of solicitation of tampering with physical evidence, all felonies.

Bain was arrested in July after a two year long investigation.

The charging documents identify four female victims between the ages of 13 and 16 from 2004 through 2009. The documents allege Bain saved pictures of his alleged victims on his computer and phone. They say he met the girls through community groups he was involved in, including two through 4-H, one through a dance class, and one through Special Olympics.

The charges each carry sentences of 4 to 100 years or life and $50,000 in fines.Bain, 27, is currently represented by Peter Maltese however Maltese told the court that the case will be transferring to a different attorney.

An omnibus is scheduled for Aug. 28..

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