Posted: Apr 22, 2013 7:29 PM by Katy Harris - KXLF News
The jury trial has started for a Deer Lodge County commissioner who is accused of sexually assaulting a young girl.
Robert Pierce is charged with felony sexual intercourse without consent and sexual assault.
In 2012, the victim reported the incidents to her mother.
Jury selection took up most of day 1 of the trial.
The courtroom was filled with Anaconda Deer Lodge County residents who were potential jurors.
12 were eventually selected with one alternate.
Opening statements were made by prosecution and defense starting at 3 p.m.