Man Charged With Raping Teen Arraigned - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Man Charged With Raping Teen Arraigned

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

A Billings man charged with raping a girl nine years ago was arraigned in court Friday.

Leslie Ernst is charged with sexual intercourse without consent, stalking, and privacy in communications. Court documents indicate the victim met Ernst at an online chat room in 2004.

After talking to him over the phone, Ernst coerced the victim to go to his house. The report says when she tried to leave he grabbed and raped her. The victim reported Ernst continued to harass and stalk her over the years and she got a restraining order. Court documents report the offenses were committed between November 2004 and August 2013.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Musselshell County Eyeing River Levels

    Musselshell County Eyeing River Levels

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:38:44 GMT
    As warm weather becomes more prevalent, more people are out and about doing outside activities. However, this warm weather, paired with spring showers causes concern for Musselshell County DES Coordinator Jeff Gates.
    As warm weather becomes more prevalent, more people are out and about doing outside activities. However, this warm weather, paired with spring showers causes concern for Musselshell County DES Coordinator Jeff Gates.
  • Organ Donations

    Organ Donations

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:28:47 GMT
    80 percent of Montanans over the age of 18 are registered organ donors, according to Penny Clifton with donate life council. Clifton says that is the highest number in the nation.
    80 percent of Montanans over the age of 18 are registered organ donors, according to Penny Clifton with donate life council. Clifton says that is the highest number in the nation.
  • S.T.E.M. Luncheon

    S.T.E.M. Luncheon

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:21:44 GMT
    The Education Foundation and Billings Public Schools host a S.T.E.M. luncheon at the Billings Career Center.
    The Education Foundation and Billings Public Schools host a S.T.E.M. luncheon at the Billings Career Center.