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4 inmates accused of accountability to rape after alleged assault at Helena jail

4 inmates accused of accountability to rape after alleged assault at Helena jail
Posted at 12:22 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 15:47:59-04

Four women are facing felony charges of accountability to sexual intercourse without consent for an alleged June 24 assault that happened at the Lewis & Clark County Detention Center in Helena.

The four - Katurah Lafountain, 31 years old; Miranda Mcarthur, 37; Brandi Harper, 37; and Shelby Walks, 27 - appeared by video in Lewis & Clark County Justice Court on Wednesday.

According to court documents, the four women along with a fifth woman entered the cell of a inmate that was believed to be hiding drugs.

Lafountain, Mcarthur, and Harper are accused of standing in front of the cell door and watching while a fifth woman searched the body cavities of the inmate.

Walks is accused of standing outside the cell and serving as a lookout.

We will update you if we get more information.