Posted: Sep 5, 2013 11:44 AM by MTN News
GREAT FALLS - Kaleb Kuebler, the Great Falls teen making a court appearance on Thursday for raping an 11-year old girl, jumped from the 3rd floor of the Cascade County courthouse onto the floor of the rotunda.
It happened at about 10:45 a.m.
Reporter Cody Proctor says that a person was placed on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance, which then rushed to Benefis hospital.
Parts of the courthouse have been blocked off as authorities assess the scene and begin investigating.
We will update you as we learn more.
(Wednesday, September 4, 2013) Kaleb Kuelber, the 16-year old Great Falls boy charged with raping an 11-year old girl as she walked home from school in October 2012, has reached a plea agreement.
The plea agreement recommends that Kuebler serve a sentence of 60 years in prison, with 30 of those years suspended, on the charge of sexual intercourse without consent.
Kuebler was also charged with aggravated assault, tampering with physical evidence, aggravated kidnapping, and tampering with a witness; under the plea agreement, those charges would be dismissed.
In addition, the plea states that Kuebler will not be eligible for parole until he has completed a sex offender treatment program.
Court documents state that Kuebler admitted to luring the young girl into an alley by stealing her hat.
He admitted to forcing her to perform oral sex, forcibly removing her clothing, and attempting other sexual acts.
The victim told investigators that Kuebler lifted her off the ground while choking her from behind.
He also allegedly forced her to reveal her address and threatened to kill her if she told anyone about the assault.
The plea agreement still has to be heard by District Court Judge Greg Pinski.