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Great Falls man charged with indecent exposure, sexual assault

Posted at 4:44 AM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 06:44:59-04

GREAT FALLS – Scott Ellison has been charged with two felonies after allegedly masturbating in front of two children.

Court documents state that a Great Falls Police Department detective received a report of possible sexual abuse concerning two minors under the age of 13.

Forensic interviews were conducted and one minor stated that Ellison had showed him masturbation videos online and then masturbated in front of him.

The second minor stated that Ellison had discussed masturbation with her and that he had also masturbated in front of her. 

According to the documents, the second minor said Ellison tried to get her to touch him but she refused and started crying.

The second minor said Ellison told her not to tell anyone or "he would go to jail and she would have to go back to foster care."

The documents state a detective interviewed Ellison and he admitted he masturbated in front of the first minor, but stated it was for educational purposes only.

Ellison stated he did not remember doing anything in front of the second minor.

Ellison is facing a sexual assault charge and an indecent exposure charge.

Prosecutors requested bond be set at $100,000.