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AG Fox announces conclusion of oversight of Missoula sex assault cases

Wednesday, August 17, 2016  
Posted by: Joe Menden
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The Missoula County Attorney’s Office is in full compliance with an agreement made two years ago to improve the way sexual assault cases are handled by local prosecutors, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox announced Wednesday.

His office's oversight of the issue has ended, Fox said.

In June 2014, Fox’s office entered into an agreement with then-County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg and the U.S. Department of Justice, ending a feud between the county prosecutor and the federal agency, which had been investigating how the County Attorney’s Office handled sex crimes.