Colorado man gets almost 13 years in prison for child porn

Seventeen-year-old Brayden Jaymes Pond of Billings is accused of sexually assaulting five teenage girls.

Pond is accused of assaulting the girls between 2016 and 2018 according to court documents. 

In court documents, each of the victims described encounters that began as a gathering of friends turned into violent assaults. 

Pond, a former Skyview High School student, is accused of five counts of sexual intercourse without consent. 

The girls, who were between the ages 14 to 17 at the times of their assaults, reported the sexual assaults at different times to Skyview and Billings West High School Resource Officers, the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office, and the Billings Police Department. 

The girls all reported they were drinking alcohol with Pond when he allegedly physically forced them to have sex with him. 

The alleged crimes occurred in Pond's pickup truck in a Walmart parking lot, the Skyview parking lot, a house party, the banks of the Yellowstone River, and in Pond's truck parked in an open field at Neptune and Governors. 

One girl told authorities she was sexually assaulted twice by Pond on two different occasions. 

KULR-8 spoke with School District 2 Superintendent, Greg Upham, who said their number one concern is student safety.

Upham said, "We have suspended the student and placed them in an alternative setting, and that's the safety for all involved, including the student in question. I have asked for an outside investigation regarding the allegations that have been brought forward, and then again, my primary concern is the students' safety, and making sure that all students are taken care of."

If students have any other concerns or information, Superintendent Upham encourages them to approach any member of school staff and report their concerns. 

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