Former police officer again charged with sexual assault

By 
Hunter Herbaugh
Sunday, July 11, 2021
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Taylon Bain

A former Glendive Police officer previously sentenced for sexual assault and sexual abuse of children is back in jail on sexual assault charges.

Taylon Bain was arrested and charged on July 2 with two counts of sexual assault, a felony offense, according to Dawson County records. He was previously convicted of multiple counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual abuse of children in 2013.

Bain was previously an officer with the Glendive Police Department from 2006 to 2007, as well as a volunteer with several organizations. He was arrested in 2013 following the discovery that he had been having sexual relations with at least four teenage girls going back to at least 2004.

During his sentencing in February of 2014, Judge Richard Simonton exceeded prosecutors’ recommendations for sentencing, noting Bain abused his positions as an officer and a volunteer to take advantage of his victims.

“You used your position as a volunteer, as an officer, to groom these girls and take advantage of them,” Simonton was reported saying at the time.

He was sentenced to 32 years in the Montana State Prison with 24 suspended but became eligible for parole after two. He was released and was placed on parole in February 2016 and was still on parole at the time of his arrest by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office.

A date for his initial appearance in district court on the new charges has not yet been set.

Reach Hunter Herbaugh at rrreporter@rangerreview.com.

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