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Former Miles City athletic trainer arraigned on child porn charges

Posted: 11:32 AM, Dec 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-21 19:53:10-05

MILES CITY – Former Miles City high school athletic trainer James “Doc” Jensen was arraigned Friday on 10 counts of sexual abuse of children.

Jensen, 78, pleaded not guilty to the charges and was ordered held on $100,000 bond.

The charges stem from pictures seized on Jensen’s home computer.

Jensen’s next court date was set for Jan 28.

The case began in September after the Custer County attorney became aware of the allegations from media reports.

James “Doc” Jensen
James “Doc” Jensen

Jensen was a trainer at the Miles City Unified School District starting in the 1970s.

Numerous victims came forward in a civil lawsuit with sexual abuse allegations that happened at the school and at Jensen’s homes.

However, the alleged abuse took place outside the statute of limitations, so prosecutors said  they likely couldn’t try Jensen.

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