Libby, MT man found guilty in child sex crimes case
WILLISTON, N.D. (KUMV) – A Williams County jury convicted a Libby, Montana, man Thursday on 45 felony counts of promoting a sexual performance by a minor and possessing prohibited materials.
Drew Noble faced 81 felony charges after authorities said they found hidden camera videos of a teen in a bathroom and large quantities of child sexual abuse materials on his electronic devices.
Judge Benjamen Johnson declared a mistrial on the other 36 counts after the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict.
During closing statements, the state argued the 33-year-old Noble knowingly possessed the material while the defense questioned BCI’s process of extracting the data from his devices.
Judge Johnson ordered a presentencing investigation and held Noble without bail until sentencing, which will be scheduled for a later date.
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